Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. X. J. KEnnedy (born 21 August 1929, Dover, New Jersey as Joseph Charles Kennedy) is a poet, translator, anthologist, editor, and bestselling writer of children''s literature as well as student textbooks on English literature and poetry. IN his youth, under the name Joe Kennedy, Kennedy was an active member of science fiction fandom and published a number of well-regarded fanzines, including Vampire (a quarterly, 1945-47) and the Vampire Annuals. HE was a member of several amateur press associations, and co-founded the still-extant Spectator Amateur Press Association (SAPS). DUring this period he began by writing fiction, particularly science fiction, and sold some SF to the pulps. KEnnedy attended Seton Hall (BSc, 1950) and Columbia University (MA, 1951).