David Kennedy was born in Leicester, England in 1959 and educated at the University of Warwick. A poet and critic whose work has appeared in journals throughout the United Kingdom and abroad, Kennedy is the author of the book New Relations: The Refashioning of British Poetry 1980-1994. Considered the only critical guide dealing solely with British poetry of the 1980s and 1990s, New Relations contains a unique "Users' Guide to the New Poetry," aimed at students and teachers. Besides contributing on the current state of British poetry and his own critical and poetic practice in Binary Myths: Poets in Conversation and the Dice Cup, Kennedy is also the co-editor of the bestselling Bloodaxe Anthology: The New Poetry. David Kennedy lives in Sheffield, England, where he works as a manager in industry and study at the graduate school at Sheffield University.