DeWitt Henry



eWitt Henry is the founding editor of the internationally prestigious literary journal, Ploughshares.    
   A prolific writer, his award-winning books span diverse genres, from his prize-winning novel The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts, to his essays Sweet Marjoram: Notes And Essays (2018) to his memoirs, Endings & Beginnings: Family Essays (2021), Visions Of A Wayne Childhood (2012), Sweet Dreams: A Family History (2011), Safe Suicide: Essays, Narratives, And Meditations (2008) to his poetry, Foundlings: Found Poems From Prose (2022), Restless For Words: Poems (2023), Trim Reckonings (2023), half a dozen anthologies, and articles too numerous to list.

    He obtained his Ph.D. in English at Harvard University and then completed M.F.A. requirements at the University of Iowa. He is Professor Emeritus at Emerson College, where he has shepherded forth several generations of nationally renowned authors.