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 also has published two memoirs, SWEET DREAMS and SAFE SUICIDE; a collection, FALLING: SIX STORIES; and several anthologies.  He is a Professor Emeritus at Emerson College. For more see www.dewitthenry.com

  • 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