Celebration of Canadian Poetry by Brick Books

In 2015 Brick Books marks a big milestone – our 40th anniversary!! Here is their project to Celebration of Canadian Poetry through a broad conversation about Canadian poetry!!

I was glad that Kitty Lewis invited me to this project and here is their presentation of my story.         Week 8 – Irving Layton presented by Anna Yin

and it will be published in Taiwan in Chinese next month by 《创世纪诗刊》

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My new poem for friends and Happy Chinese New Year!

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Poetry Sky 10th Anniversary|special edition

Poetry Sky Spring 2015 (a special edition)

Poetry Sky Spring 2015 (a special edition)

(My poems and translations)

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星子 Anna Yin

C.D. Wright C.D. 莱特

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Glad to be an International Feature Poet at 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival

poetsAIPFThe Austin International Poetry Festival is happening April 9-12, 2015.  There really is no better time of the year to visit Austin, Texas than in April.  Austin is chockfull of things to do in addition to all the poetry you can handle at AIPF.   Visit the bats on Congress Avenue, one of the too many to count music venues that gives us the name “Live Music Capital of the World”, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Barton Springs Pool, the infamous “Dirty 6th Street” the bar after bar after bar district, and don’t forget to try the brisket. Those are just a few, there’s a whole lot more.

Festival-at-a-Glance

The festival includes over twenty unique Austin venues, 30 diverse themed poetry readings, ten plus open mics, ten plus workshops, five music and poetry events, a complete anthology reading, anthology competition, all-night open mic, poet symposium, and much, much more. AIPF has hosted poets from over 40 countries.  Each festival features select poets from the following categories:  International, National, State, and Austin.  Read more….

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Poets In Schools programs and feedbacks

POET VISITS DURING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

POET VISITS DURING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Thanks Francis Libermann school. This is the third year they want me to visit their school as Poets In Schools. Here was their feedback in the past:  http://www.annapoetry.com/?p=5657

 

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I also visited Dolphin Senior Public School (Mississauga) on Feb 12 for Poets In Schools and here are the teacher, Mr. Vanellis’ comments:

Anna, 

Thank you so much for that dynamic and thought-provoking poetry presentation at Dolphin senior public school yesterday! Your passion and enthusiasm as well as your personal anecdotes really engaged the students and piqued their interest.  I think you may have made poetry lovers out of them for sure!  

CHRIS VANELLIS – O.C.T.
Intermmediate Enhanced Learning Classroom (IELC) – Gr. 7/8
Student Success Teacher
Dolphin Senior PS
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attended The Living Library Project at University of Toronto (Mississauga Campus)

2013livebook22013LivingbookThe Living Library Project at University of Toronto Mississauga Campus was launched on Jan 21, 2015. I was invited to discuss Getting Published and share my poetry journey and stories with students.    |  Read last year’s interview  | report at Medium

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join us at BEST CANADIAN POETRY with BLACK MOSS PRESS, reading series

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Featured Readers:

Anna Yin: reading from her unpublished work, Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac
Karen Mulhallen: reading from Fishing Poems, and as a special treat, from her new work Code Orange
Mary Ann Mulhern: reading from When Angels Weep
John Wing Jr: reading from “Why-Shaped Scars”

Jan 20, 2015:  at Wind Up Bird Cafe in Toronto (6:30-9:30pm)

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wonderful courses: The Art of Poetry and more… thanks!

Found this wonderful course: The Art of Poetry. Thanks Robert Pinsky and his Favorite Poem Project.   Also love this video.  This holiday season will be a happy learning and reading season!

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day

More poems for Valentine’d Day from me.2015-lovepoem

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For the World Cancer Day

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3 poems won Honourable Mention Awards in the Open Heart 9 Poetry Contest

ann2 annayin-p1After So Long, What Have We Missed? and The Sin City won Honourable Mention Awards in the Open Heart 9 Poetry Contest

 

Those two poems will also be in my upcoming book “Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodaic”.  Black Moss Press will publish the book and launch it in Sept, 2015

 

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