André Duhaime (born March 19, 1948, Montréal, Québec, Canada), retired professor of French in the Outaouais region of Québec, author, and haiku poet. Duhaime is widely considered the father of francophone haiku in Canada. He discovered haiku in Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums (1958; Les Clochards célestes, 1974) and has published 43 books, including 5 books of haiku and 4 illustrated books of haiku for children, as well as collections of tanka, renga/renku, and tanka. He edited Haïku: anthologie canadienne / Canadian Anthology (1985, with Dorothy Howard), the first French-English anthology; Haïku sans frontières: une anthologie mondiale (1998), a major international anthology based on his multilingual website Anthologie Haïku; and Haïku et francophonie canadienne (2000), a compendium of French Canadian haiku. From 1985 to 1988 he served as copresident of Haiku Canada. He has lived in the Outaouais region of Québec since 1971.
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