Like To The Lark is a poetic Back to Mine that is diverse in form- from sonnets to new forms invented by Barnes, and in inspiration, from popular culture to classical mythology. Framed by conversations with famous artists, this collection fearlessly explores rape, illness, death, remembrance, ecology, love and joy. The long-awaited second collection from the winner of the 2015 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. In his stunning collection of new poetry, Stuart Barnes reimagines the poetic form and fearlessly explores topics of illness, death, rape, remembrance, ecology and love. Like To The Lark is Stuart Barnes's accumulation of lifetime fascinations with music and sound, form and transformation. Beginning with an apparition of a doomed world brooding over itself and ending with a kvelling globe, this collection plunges into seas, scoots across countries and hurtles towards space.