Cazden was born as a US citizen in Vienna, Austria in 1958. By the time
he was 21 he had already been writing for a number of years and had published
in a handful of magazines. At 22, he obtained a degree in electrical
engineering from the University of Kentucky.
David then took an unexpected 20 year hiatus from poetry, during which he founded and ran a computer manufacturing and retail business, Datalex, Inc. David went back to writing, beginning all over again, in June, 2000.
Now, when he isn't editing miller's pond or writing, David works with digital photography. Often, David simply plays chess, hangs out at a local coffee shop, and walks his dog with his wife, Laura, near their home in Lexington, Kentucky.