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Author: Stuart Barnes

Winner of the 2015 Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry


through blood &

bone the glasshouse’s

yellow stars

These poems orchestrate an eclectic and original music, curating their treasury of the new and reimagined. Exquisitely crafted, they balance attention and adventure,emerging from a ‘crèche of stars’ to blast wild and high in gilded radiance.With their gorse and honey, their ‘yellow spurs’ and ‘sunstruck ribs’, they are luminous and joyful, without forgetting bruises and shadows.