Stuart Barnes

© 2021 Estate of Marisol / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
(Marisol Escobar) Marisol, Untitled from an untitled portfolio, 1978

Sketching Aids

On a queen
size sheet two
men, one dog

in between
their legs, blue
set squares. Fog

and grief preen,
then rule who
will prologue

the thirteen
years, the flu,
the curves’ clog.

Stuart Barnes is the author of two poetry collections: Like To The Lark (Upswell Publishing, 2023) and the award-winning Glasshouses (UQP, 2016). His poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. He tweets and grams as @StuartABarnes

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Fall 2021