Judy Kendall (born in the 1960s, England) is an award-winning English poet, short story writer, and playwright. She holds an MA in English from Cambridge University and in creative writing from Lancaster University; her PhD dissertation was on the process of poetic composition with special reference to Edward Thomas. She works as reader in English and creative writing at Salford University, specializing in visual text and poetry, and runs the university’s MA program in creative writing. She has published four poetry collections. Kendall spent nearly seven years lecturing in English at Kanazawa University in Japan. During this time, she cotranslated a collection of Miyaji Eiko’s haiku and published it in 1996 as Suiko / The Water Jar. Her own haikai has been honored in the Financial Times Workplace Haiku/Senryu Contest (2014), The Haiku Calendar 2015 from Snapshot Press, and Galaxy of Dust: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2015. She contributes regularly to Presence and serves as its essays, reviews, and bilingual haiku editor. She resides in West Yorkshire.
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