Born in Wayne, Pennsylvania, DeWitt Henry graduated from Amherst College in 1963 and completed his M.A. and PhD from Harvard University by 1971. In the same year, Henry co-founded the literary magazine Ploughshares, and would serve as director and editor until 1995. His books include a memoir, Sweet Dreams: A Family History (Hidden River Press, 2011); a novel, The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts (University of Tennessee Press, 2001); and a collection of essays titled Safe Suicide (Red Hen Press, 2008). He has also edited five anthologies to date, including Sorrow's Company: Writers on Loss and Grief (Beacon Press, 2001) and Fathering Daughters: Reflections by Men (Beacon Press, 1999). He is currently a professor in Emerson College's Writing, Literature, and Publishing program.
Ploughshares Fall 1971 Guest-Edited by DeWitt Henryby DeWitt Henry, Ted Berrigan, Thomas Lux, David Gullette
See where it all began! This is the first issue of Ploughshares ever published. Edited by the magazine's
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The inaugural issue of Ploughshares from Fall 1971, guest-edited by co-founder DeWitt Henry. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.
See where it all began! This is the first issue of Ploughshares ever published. Edited by the magazine's co-founder, DeWitt Henry, the issue features work from a number of accomplished writers, including Ted Berrigan, Tom Lux, David Gullette, Anne Waldman, and many others who would continue to have relationships with the magazine over the years.
"The Green Raft," by Catherine Dexter
"Getting It In The Salt City," by Carter Wilson
"Gloria Gloria," by Cynthia Housh
"Ballgame," by DeWitt Henry
Journal Excerpts, by David Ignatow
A Review of Bill Knott's Nights of Naomi, by Bill Corbett
A Portfolio, by Susan Smyly
The Moral of the Double Bubble, by Art Wood
Sketch of David Ignatow, by Rose Fraubart Ignatow
Cover Sketch, by David Omar White
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