Henry Hart lives in Williamsburg, Virginia,
where he is a professor of English at the College of William and
Mary. In addition to two books of poetry, The Ghost Ship
(1990) and The Rooster Mask (1998), he has written critical
works on such poets as Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill and Robert Lowell.
He edited The James Dickey Reader (1999); and his study of
Dickey, James Dickey: The World as Lie (2000), was runner-up
in nonfiction for the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. He has
also recently completed a novel, Changshin Mission, and a
third book of poetry, Rural Apocalypse. His poetry has appeared
in numerous journals and in The Best American Poetry: 1996,
and his essays have appeared in Twentieth Century Literature,
The Southern Review, New England Review, and many
other literary publications. Hart is also an editor of Verse,
an international poetry journal.
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