UMass Sesquicentennial

David takes pride in creating community that helps adult students find their way through the thick.



David Bartone’s book Practice on Mountains (Ahsahta Press) released in Feb, '14 won the Sawtooth Prize for Poetry. His essay on practices of writing pedagogy, “Avoiding Meaning,” was anthologized in Dispatches from the Classroom (Continuum). His writing and poetry has appeared widely in journals, such as Denver QuarterlyThe Laurel Review, Colorado Review, and The Kenyon Review. He is also the author of a chapbook volume of poetry, Spring Logic (H_NGM_N Press).


draws inspiration from

If the road is shaped like an S, 
you know there were mountains

- Zach Savich