David Lehman was born in New York City in 1948. He graduated from Columbia University and attended Cambridge University in England as a Kellett Fellow. He received a PhD in English from Columbia University.
James Cummins is the author of Still Some Cake; Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man, with David Lehman; and Then & Now, among others. His honors include an Ingram Merrill grant and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. He teaches at the University of Cincinnati.