Richard David Kennedy is a novelist, poet, philosopher and littérateur. His works include the anthology, House Of December, originally published in 1972, and his novels: Simon, The Dunning Of Harley Nesbit, The Trip and his masterpiece, The Encuentro. His volumes of verse include, Gems, Love & Similar States Of Insanity, Philippics, Samsson, Spills, Miscellany, and a new work in progress, The Antikythera (aesthetics, ideology, philosophy, religion, social commentary). He is also working on another new project: a novel entitled The Profit that he expects to be released by the end of 2K12. Future projects will include yet another novel, Concurrence, and a philosophical treatise, Psychophysics: The Point Of Everything. An honors graduate of the University of Houston, where he received the prestigious Houston Psychological Association’s Award For Excellence In Psychology upon graduation, he resides in Texas, and has a daughter and a grandson, who live in Maryland.