Michael Dudley (born June 2, 1953, Toronto, Ontario, Canada), retired Canadian high school teacher and active poet, essayist, and haiku poet. He is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Pilgrimage: Ha!ku Selected & New (2017), a revised and expanded volume of selected haiku, senryu, sequences, and prose. Dudley has a special interest in co-creation and collaboration, including haiku drama (which he calls “haiama”) and synergistic performance that integrates haiku with other modes of expression. He expanded on these ideas in a Zagreb Literary Talk, “Reciprocal Synthesis” (2019). Dudley has published collaborations with Dorothy Howard and Elizabeth St Jacques, and in 2021 he co-authored with Croatian poets Tomislav Maretić and Dejan Pavlinović the volume NEXUS haiku, a cross-cultural, bilingual collection of haiku, senryu, sequences, and rengay. The book was accorded the Borivoj Bukva Award by the Croatian Literary Society. From March 2022 Dudley will reside in Chatham-Kent, Ontario.
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