Rick Henry is a Professor of English at SUNY—Potsdam where he directs the BFA in Creative Writing.


He has lived across the United States but always returns to the sensibilities, landscapes, and histories of upstate New York. This is reflected in Lucy's Eggs: Short Stories and a Novella (Syracuse UP, 2006), winner of the 2006 Adirondack Literary Award for Best Work of Fiction, and Letters (1855), new from Ra Press. Also set in the fictional town of Homer and environs, north of Rome, on the western edge of the Adirondacks are several other fictions, including Increase Crawford,

which follows a young man who is appointed federal census-taker in that first U.S. census of 1790. Unfortunately, he wasn’t told exactly what to count.

He was editor of Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks from 1998-2009. He is co-editor of The Blueline Anthology (Syracuse UP, 2004).

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