Thomas Kibble Hervey was a British poet and critic.
Thomas Kibble Hervey was born in Paisley, Scotland, and raised in Manchester, England where he was educated at Manchester Grammar School. He entered Caius College, Cambridge in 1822, but migrated to Trinity College the following year. Articled to a firm of Manchester solicitors, he studied for the bar but was not called. While at Cambridge he began a lengthy career as a leading contributor to the Athenaeum in 1828, and published Australia, a poem and Prometheus. He later edited Friendship's Offering and The Amaranth, contributed to annuals, and edited the Athenaeum.
On 17 October 1843, Hervey married Eleanora Louisa Montagu, a playwright, author and poet. He died in Kentish Town, London, England in 1859 and was buried in Highgate Cemetery.