Stuart was born in 1980 and grew up in Sydney and Hobart. He has travelled extensively, and lived in Chile, Mexico and England. In 2011 he completed a PhD in Indigenous Australian and Chilean poetics at Macquarie University. Stuart's poems and translations have been published widely in Australia, and in the USA and UK. His chapbook, Corrosions, was published by Vagabond Press in 2010 and his translation of Juan Garrido Salgado's Eleven Poems, September 1973 was published by Picaro Press in 2007. Edge Music was Highly Commended in the IP Picks First Book category.