SUNY Adirondack honors life of Stu Bartow

Stuart Bartow
April 01, 2024

Public reading of late poet, professor's work to be held in his memory

QUEENSBURY, New York (April 1, 2024) — SUNY Adirondack will honor the life of late longtime professor Stuart Bartow with a reading of his works at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 3.

Everyone is invited to this celebration of life, to listen, or share their favorite of Bartow’s works.

“Stu will be sorely missed by the entire English Division,” said Lale Davidson, distinguished professor of English at SUNY Adirondack and fellow writer. “Stu's access to the creative unconscious was as unencumbered and prolific as the river he loved. He wasn't concerned with fame. He said he wrote for the angels. May all his writer friends live into that legacy."

Bartow was a distinguished professor of English at the college for three decades. He was awarded the Chancellor’s Award of Excellence and impacted many lives. His area of expertise was British literature, especially Shakespeare, Keats and Blake. 

He was a poet and haikuist whose works include “Whelk,” “Reasons to Hate the Sky,” “Questions for the Sphinx,” “Einstein’s Lawn,” “Green Midnight,” “Quaking Marsh,” “One Branch” and “Full Moon Radio.” 

He was an avid fly fisherman and wrote “Teaching Trout to Talk: Zen and the Art of Small-Stream Fly Fishing.” He was a master gardener and lifelong environmentalist, who was a founding member of Battenkill Conservancy and served as chair for 19 years.

This event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to keep each reading  to five minutes to ensure everyone has a chance to share a selection. 

The reading will be held in Bryan Hall, Room 128. Those who cannot attend in person are welcome to join via Zoom at Meeting ID: 813 1637 2912.