Stuart Barnes (Part II)
I talk to Stuart Barnes about his book of poetry, Like to the Lark, which was released by Upswell on the 2nd of February 2023. We discuss Stu’s life experiences that fed into Like to the Lark, as well as “queering and querying” language, perspectives on the moon, and how being a poet might affect your dating life. Given the extraordinary attention paid to different poetic forms displayed so thrillingly in Like to the Lark, Stu has added some Notes on Form at the end of the book. You can read these in full here. If you haven’t heard to Part I of our conversation, make sure to give it a listen! The music in this episode is Mark Isaacs’s composition “Have one more” played by Simon Tedeschi, for the ABC recording “Tender Earth”.
TW: Sexual violence In this episode.
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