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Jim Henry Biography

Jim Henry was introduced to hostas by Alex Summers, co-founder of the American Hosta Society, in the 1990s, and he was soon seized. In 2012-13, the Online Journal of the American Hosta Society serialized Hosta Seizure, a magical realism mystery in which hostas were fictionalized as characters.  In 2016, Jim retired from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa as Professor of English and published Hosta Seizure in print form through Cedarwood Press. He lives in Lewes, Delaware, and is a member of the Delmarva Hosta Society. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Hosta Society in the capacity of Vice President, Genus Hosta. You can contact him at

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