Poetry and Music at Celebration Sqaure Mississauga

photos by Sarah photos by ShiYingPhotos by ShiYing and Sarah (2014/08/27)

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glad to receive an invitation for the 2014 INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair

goodnewsglad to receive an invitation to be on INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair.

Thanks Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke recommending my books.

I will be glad to present my poetry there.

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Join us for Poetry Alive…some upcoming events

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Tonight you will see Super Moon, here I want to share this poem

lipoPoemI wrote it years ago. World Poetry founder Ariadne Sawyer told me that it saved a lady’s life.moon

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My new poem: Within, here is it in Chinese

poemWithin-annaSince my books “Wings Toward Sunlight” (Mosaic Press 2011) and “Inhaling the Silence” (Mosaic Press 2013) were published, I have written another 100 poems…

Yes, another book of poetry will be out in 2015.

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Still Life and Two Other Poems on EastLit #21 #14

Eastlit-August-2014-CoverThanks EastLit for publishing my poems, interviews and book review etc.

Read more in #14, #10 etc

Reid Mitchell’s review of my book “Wings Toward Sunlight” (Feb, 2014) : Naming a Fish: Review of Wings Toward Sunlight

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Poetry and Music at Meadowvale Theater

nightingaleheartVideos /Photos

More Poetry with Music

Listen to: A Chinese Nightingale


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The Woman in Her House

womanInhousePoemChineseglad to receive an email from a teacher from California who does occasional workshops in China to ask my permission to use my poem: The Woman Within Her House for their project: A Woman’s Journey and my poem would be the third of the small collection, joining Lao Tze and Maya Angelou… Glad to give them my permission for the tour in Shanghai and Dali. <–to check  the Chinese version and review…


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Happy Canada Day!


annayin1sI want to celebrate today as my 15th year living and working in Canada. I want to thank my colleagues in IT field and my fellow poets for writing career.  Here I would like to share a poem requested by CBC Radio for Quiet Zone project last year. I wish we all have a wonderful journey in our life, no matter how busy we are, we can still cherish PEACE. Happy Canada Day!

imagesCASJXN6Freading my poem:

Life Jars

<— listen to the poem

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Glad to be invited to attend those wonderful poetry events


  • Glad to be invited to read at Tree Reading Series in Ottawa (May 26, 2015)Tree Reading Series have hosted many fine Canadian poets’ readings. I am honored to receive the invitation. Thanks a lot!

For photos and videos of my previous reading at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, please check here.


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《作别向日葵/Farewell to Sunflowers》- story behind

sunflowerwell, people want to know my story…so here again after explaining to friends in China: in 2007 when I hesitated to give up my dream:writing poetry, i thought of sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh and wrote this poem, then I understood how sad I was.and decided not quit…here is the poem that was published in my book “Wings Toward Sunlight” ( Mosaic Press 2011)

Farewell to Sunflowers

A million arrows are aimed at the sky,
yet the sun still not shot down.
Glancing back,
their golden faces are soaked with tears.
Mourning grasses
grow wild upon my eyes,
burn flames in the wind.

Those duckweeds and swimming fish,
those floating clouds and breezes
are far behind.

In turning, I lose my way
and feel the lotus core in pieces.
With arrows sifting through my hand,
I see sunset in crimson.

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Thank Ms. Shi for her wonderful interview



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Thanks Rice Paper Magazine for featuring my poetry / Thanks Tree for an invitation

photo19.1 features an exclusive interview with Olivia Chow and fresh new content from Philip Huynh, Lydia Kwa, Ronald Acuna, Changming Yuan, Anna Yin, Emily Chou, Katherine Luo, Aaron Chan, Sherry Wong, Marie Musuki Mockett and Sally Ito…   Big thanks to Rice Paper! )

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glad to win the Established Literary Arts Award at the 2014 MARTYs!

award1MAC celebrated the diversity in art with amazing global performers from Mississauga on May 8, 2014.  More details


Here is my speech clip at the Award Night.  And thanks ShiYing for wonderful photos.

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re-introduce Poetry to schools: Poetry Alive Program| Poets in Schools

Upcoming events

April 29, 2014 Poetry Alive at Francis Libermann school for Poets in Schools program (thanks for inviting me back and their feedback  in 2013. And they told me that my 2014′s was even better!  Thanks)

Hear the CBC Radio: In praise of poetry

High school students from across the country are reciting poetry. They’re doing it in French, in English and sometimes both. Find out why.

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R.I.P Robin Williams


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