Contemporary Australian Poetry.
destined for mud by Ashley Capes
Love and marriage by Grace Heyer
Rings: on and on and on:
guests and clarinet:
a single note
Guests and clarinet
Under the loquat
under the loquat.
Under the Vishnu-blue dome
A single note
under the Vishnu-blue dome
rings on and on and on…
†A single note / rings on and on and on… is from The Cure’s ‘All Cats Are Grey’
Stuart Barnes’s poetry has appeared widely in publications such as Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry,Cordite, Going Down Swinging, Regime Magazine, and The Warwick Review, and is represented in the anthologies Short and Twisted 2010, The Night Road and Time with the Sky (Newcastle Poetry Prize 2009 and 2010, respectively), and fourWtwenty-three, twenty-fourand twenty-five. He is poetry editor of Tincture Journal, co-poetry reader for Verity La, and a poetry, flash reader for One Throne Magazine. In 2014 he was named Runner-up for the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and co-judged the ACT Publishing Awards’ poetry category.