James Stuart is a poet, editor/curator and artist. He also co-directs arts and debate night The Salon. His most recent projects include an e-anthology, The Material Poem, and online poem-world The Homeless Gods with Karen Chen both completed as part of a Masters of Creative Arts at the University of Technology, Sydney. He was a 2008 Asialink Literature Resident in Chengdu, China.

As a poet, James has won a number of awards and fellowships, including the 2004 Newcastle Poetry Prize’s New Media category for the poem Frequencies (with Karen Chen and Jon Wicks) and the 2002 Australian Young Adult Poetry Fellowship. His new media poem In Between Berowra was commissioned by Macquarie University Art Gallery as part of the exhibition Berowra Visions: Margaret Preston & Beyond (2005).

He has contributed as a panellist, performer and/or events coordinator to the Sydney Writers Festival, National Young Writers Festival, Electrofringe, Australian Poetry Festival, St Kilda Writers Festival and Live Bait Arts and Music Festival Bondi. James has been the recipient of several Australia Council Literature Board Grants, including a new work grant to complete a manuscript of poems in 2007.

James has previously worked as radio producer/host, DJ, dance party promoter and university newspaper editor and is presently employed as the Communications Manager, Campus Development for a Sydney university.