Dudin, Mikhail

Dudin, Mikhail Aleksandrovich


Born Nov. 7 (20), 1916, in the village of Klevnevo, present-day Ivanovo Oblast. Soviet Russian poet. Member of the CPSU since 1951.

Dudin’s first work was published in 1934. He served in the army from 1939 to 1945, writing for frontline newspapers during the Great Patriotic War (1941-45). He was shaped as a poet by his experiences at the front (the collections Canteen, 1943, and Path of the Guard, 1944. Dudin often writes about the labor of the Soviet people and about the struggle for peace. Notable among his collections are Consider Me a Communist (1950), Bridges: Poems From Europe (1958), and Poste Restante (1963). Dudin’s poetry is sonorous, strong, highly publicistic, and optimistic. He has also written prose and worked as a translator. He wrote the screenplay for the film The Skylark (with S. Orlov, 1964). Dudin has been awarded three orders and various medals.


Izbr. proizv., vols. 1-2. Introduction by N. Tikhonov. Moscow-Leningrad, 1966.
Vremia: Stikhotvoreniia. 1964-1967. Moscow, 1969.
Stikhotvoreniia. Poemy. 1935-1969. Foreword by S. Orlov. Leningrad, 1970.


Moldavskii, D. O Mikhaile Dudine, blokade, stikhakh na voine i nashem pokolenii. Leningrad, 1965.
Vasil’ev, F. “Vremia” (review). Zvezda, 1970, no. 5.