DeWitt Henry is an American author and editor.
Born in 1941 in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Henry earned his A.B. from Amherst College in 1963. He is a founding editor of Ploughshares, a literary journal, and served as its editor and director from its inception in 1971 to 1995. He currently teaches at Emerson College.
- Visions of a Wayne Childhood, Create Space, 2012
- Sweet Dreams: A Family History, Hidden River Press, 2011
- Safe Suicide: Essays, Narratives, and Mediations, Red Hen Press, 2008
- The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts, University of Tennessee Press, 2001 (winner of the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel)
- Sorrow's Company: Writers on Loss and Grief, Beacon Press, 2001
- Breaking Into Print: Early Stories and Insights Into Getting Published, Beacon Press, 2000
- Fathering Daughters: Reflections by Men (with James Alan McPherson), Beacon Press 1998, pb. 1999
- Other Sides of Silence: New Fiction from Ploughshares, Faber and Faber, 1993, o.p.
- The Ploughshares Reader: New Fiction for the 80s, Pushcart Press, 1984, NAL, 1985 (winner of the Third Annual Editors Book Award)