DeWitt Henry



orn in Wayne, PA. Radnor High School, 1959; A.B. Amherst College, 1963; M.A. in English, Harvard University, 1965; Ph.D. English, Harvard University, 1971; completed requirements for M.F.A. University of Iowa, 1968 (did not take the degree).
   Founding editor of Ploughshares literary magazine, and active editor and director 1971-1995. Interim Director of Ploughshares 6/2007-10/2008. Professor Emeritus, Emerson College, 2016-present. Professor, Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College, 2006-2015; Associate Professor 1989 to 2006: hired as Assistant Professor 1983; Acting Chairperson 1987-8; Chairperson 1989-93.
  DeWitt is also a contributing editor to Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices (2013-) and to The Woven Tale Press: Arts and Literary Journal (2016-).
  DeWitt’s latest books are Trim Reckonings and Foundlings: Found Poems from Prose. A new edition of his Peter Taylor Prize  winning novel, The Marriage of Anne Maye Potts, is forthcoming in the Spring of 2024.