Stuart was born in 1980 and grew up in Sydney and Hobart, Australia. His poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and translations have been published all over the world. His books include two poetry collections, Opera (2016) and Edge Music (2011), a translation of an Aboriginal song-cycle, George Dyuŋgayan’s Bulu Line (2014), and a work of criticism, Speaking the Earth’s Languages: a theory for Australian-Chilean Postcolonial Poetics (2013). He was won a variety of national and international awards, residencies and grants. He lives on the Gold Coast, where he lectures in creative writing and literary studies at Griffith University.