CLARKE: Chinese-Canadian poets offer work that’s visionary, fierce

chinese zodaic book coverThank Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke for reviewing 201506209999_483my book and Chuan Sha’s book. It appeared in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald newspaper on Monday, Sept. 28.

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will visit China from Oct 22 to Nov 1 and do poetry talks at NanJing University

nanjing1I was very glad that I will visit my Alma mater: NanJing University and do poetry talks there. I will write poems about the beautiful campus there. I will also invite students there to write haiku/postcard poems about Mississauga.

Here is my new poem in Chinese for NanJing University.

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some haiku for arts/postcards at our haiku walking tour on Sept 19





I want to thank all the participants who joined our first haiku walking tour, due to the sudden rain, we could not continue other walking tours, but we were happy to share some haiku and art photos from the event. I was glad to write with them, thanks to Mississauga Culture ‘s great support and made this wonderful sign and beautiful postcards! Thanks Mississauga Arts Council for bringing artists together.

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interviews from Mississauga News, the Toronto Star and more


the Star’s interview

Thank John Steward for interviewing me. Here is his interview on Mississauga News: Laureate’s mission is to bring poetry to the people

Thanks Tara Deschamps from the Star to interview me and report the interview on the Toronto Star:Mississauga’s first poet laureate pens poems to city.


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The Map of The Poets Laureate of Canada

anna-poetLaureateThe League of Canadian Poets made the Map of The Poets Laureate of Canada, Great!  Thanks.  Check all poets laureat on

The League of Canadian Poets is the professional organization for established and emerging Canadian poets. Founded in 1966 to nurture the advancement of poetry in Canada, and the promotion of the interests of poets, it now comprises some 700 members. The League serves the poetry community and promotes a high level of professional achievement through events, networking, projects, publications, mentoring and awards. It administers programs and funds for governments and private donors and encourages an appreciative readership and audience for poetry through educational partnerships and presentations to diverse groups. As the recognized voice of Canadian poets, it represents their concerns to governments, publishers, and society at large, and maintains connections with similar organizations at home and abroad. The League strives to promote equal opportunities for poets from every literary tradition and cultural and demographic background.

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Thank you for joining us at Chinese and Canadian Poets Reading event

at Chinese and Canadian Poets reading event, photo by ShiYing

at Chinese and Canadian Poets reading event, photo by ShiYing, 2015/06/20

Our Chinese and Canadian Poets Reading event went very well on June 20 at Riverdalve Library. (There were more than 30 poets reading and two wonderful musicians performing)
We want to thank you all for joining us. We also want to thank media for their interviewing and reporting. (Here are reports from MingPao, CCNEWS, and more…)
Special thanks to Sunshine for her wonderful music & Shi Ying for his great photos.
Thanks CPAC, Toronto Public Library and the League of Canadian Poets for their sponsor.

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival and join us at High Park Reading

Baaaring your blanket and join us at High Park reading festival where 22 fine poets will expose their poetry.

Time: 4:00-7:00pm, Picnic Area 19# (High Park Toronto

111 moon

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reading at Barrie and Toronto for Culture Days on Sept 26, 27



Thanks Bruce Meyer (Barrie’s past poet laureate) to invite me for this reading , come to join us on Sept 26 at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie.

Another reading at Toronto’s High Park Reading Festival(20 poets) on Sept 27. (Picnic Area #19) 4-7 pm


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Art in the Park (Sept 20) at Riverwood Park, see you there

Bring your blankets and join us for live musicriverwoodal performances featuring Guitarist Scott Cooper, Saxophonist Carson Freeman, Soprano Alessandra Paonessa, Latin Train featuring Carla Casanova-Gonzales, Guitarist Mark Harry and Mississauga’s Poet Laureate Anna Yin! Visit for more details.

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