Henry Hart was born in 1954. He has published critical studies of Seamus Heaney, Robert Lowell, and Geoffrey Hill. His biography, James Dickey: The World as a Lie, was the runner-up for the Southern Book Critics’ Circle Award in 2000. He has published two books of poetry and continues to work on Verse magazine (he was one of the founders of the magazine; he is now managing editor). Hart is currently editing the post-WW II volume of the Thomson Anthology of American Literature. He teaches English at the College of William and Mary.