DeWitt Henry

Henry DeWitt

DeWitt Henry was the founding editor of Ploughshares.  Other “Notes On…” abstract topics have appeared in Massachusetts Review (“Weather”), Brevity (“Conscience), Constellations (“Falling”) and Woven Tale Press (“Voice”).  His novel, THE MARRIAGE OF ANNA MAYE POTTS, won the Peter Taylor Prize.  He has also published two memoirs, SWEET DREAMS and SAFE SUICIDE, and a third, ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS: FAMIILY ESSAYS will appear in September 2020 from MadHat Press.  He is a Professor Emeritus at Emerson College.  For more see www.dewitthenry.com

  • On Shadows & On Risk

    Me and my shadow
  • ON EMPATHY

    Wary of the verb  “empathize”—together with its noun “empathy” and adjective
  • NOTES ON SILENCE

    The racket of birdsong wakes me at 4am, before first light.
  • ON HANDSHAKES

    There are firm ones.  Soft, almost boneless ones.  Hardy/hearty ones.  Two-handed ones, cocooning.  Congratulatory