Welcome to our haiku city event on Feb 15

games1February 15th – Benares Museum 
Four haiku workshop times – 12:00, 1:00, 2:00,3:00

Happy Valentinesnowhaiku‘s Day:

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Debbie Okun Hill: Review of “Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac”

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From Debbie Okun Hill:

“The Year of the Monkey” has officially arrived and Chinese-Canadian poet Anna Yin continues to celebrate with her public readings and writing of poetry. Her work is simple yet complex: colourful like haiku lines extended with silk ribbon metaphors, often lyrical with wind-sock blown, water-painted words flowing from each page. Her writing is exotic like an Asiatic lily but ‘down-to-Earth’ grounded with the strength and vulnerabilities of bamboo. Her mastery of English, her second language, amazes me.

As a writer, she has travelled far…continue reading.

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Happy Chinese New Year! Chinese and Canadian Poets reading event

1monkey1 monkeyChinese and Canadian Poets from the League of Canadian Poets and more will join me to read and perform poetry at the 

2016-RBC-Toronto Qinhuai Lantern Festival Lights Up

(Feb 21, 5-9pm) organized by Ontario-Jiangsu Friendship Association and Jiangsu Overseas Exchanges Association

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2016 Edmonton Poetry Festival

logo-2016so glad to sign the contract and will be in 2016 Edmonton Poetry Festival, one reading at city hall, another at CBC stage…hopefully another school visiting. thanks 2016 Edmonton Poetry Festival committee. See you there in April.

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Poetry Alive workshops and Haiku Walking Tour

school2016girlsguideGlad to have Poetry Alive workshops at Girl Guides and Agincourt Collegiate Institute.



Check our city’s upcoming Haiku Walking Tour/workshop, hope to see you:games1

February 15th – Benares Museum 
Four workshop times – 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

March 20th – Bradley Museum
Four workshop times – 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Both Events’ theme is “Snow Day” so poetry related to snow and winter

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New interview and other news

2016interviewThe art that crosses oceans by THE MEDIUM

THE VOICE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA  (Thanks Adelaide Clare for the interview)


Congratulations to all winners, glad my poem “AFTER HULA HOOPING” is on Honorable Mentions for SCARBOROUGH FAIR  C R E A T I V E     W R I T I N G     C O N T E S T

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at Mayor’s levee in city hall Mississauga (reported by BLTV)











The New Year Poem for our city

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attend the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Awards Gala at Rideau Hall

Glad to attend the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Awards Gala at Rideau Hall. Congratulations to all the winners. Glad to see Governor General presenting awards, meet people, taste food and enjoy music at Rideau Hall, Ottawa.

Afterward at another book launch, I thought of the event and wrote a poem: Found Poetry, then translated it into Chinese, 诗歌偶得 – Found Poetry  (published on lovingsister.com)

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A great night at Poetry at Manor in Windsor on Nov 12






Reading with poets laureate at Willistead Manor (Thanks Windsor’s Poet Laureate Marty Gervai and the city of Windsor)  Photos by snapd Windsor


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Thank you all for supporting my book launch and reading for cancer care

We had a great night last night. The music was beautiful, the poetry was stunning, the arts were amazing. The people are great. Thank you all. Thanks staff of AGM for their ingenious help. Thanks all performers and people for their generosity. We had 30 copies of my books sold and raised $510 and all the money will be donated to local cancer care at Trillium Health Partners. ( Thanks Mississauga News, CCNews, LovingsistersRogers TV, SNAP North, 星星生活 etc.)

Here are photos by ShiYing and Gary Gu. Thanks them for the great shots. Check more

a few short videos are online now




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Review of Seven Nights With The Chinese Zodiac by Ron Dart

chinese zodaic book coverSeven Nights With The Chinese Zodiac is Anna Yin at her maturing best. Each poem, like a portal, invites the reader into another sphere and dimension, but the journey to such places
illuminates, in an evocative way, the world of matter and history, the flux and thinness of secular time.

Read more on the online Clarion Journal (Nov 2, 2015)

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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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