In celebration of William Shakespeare

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April is poetry month, and today is a very special day for Shakespeare. Here are we on CBC Radio Fresh Air to talk and discuss about this great playwright and poet’s works! Glad to be with poets laureate: John B. Lee, George Elliott Clarke and host Mary Ito.

Click here to listen to the interview  and read my poem: Haiku In Shakespeare on Fresh Air.


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Spring Forward: An Evening of Poetry on April 28

2For friends in Toronto, you might book tickets now for April 28 event

- Robert Priest, Poet, Novelist, Singer/Songwriter, Young Adult Author, Playwright & Journalist
- Dwayne Morgan, Poet, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur
- George Elliott Clarke, Poet, Playwright, and currently the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate
- Anne Michaels, Poet and Novelist, and currently Toronto’s Poet Laureate
- Anna Yin, Mississauga’s inaugural Poet Laureate and Ontario’s representative to the League of Canadian Poets
Dane Swan, Slam-poet, spoken word performer, and writer


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2016 Edmonton Poetry Festival, come to join us!

Glad to be in 2016 Edmonton Poetry Festival, one reading for Poetry Becomes City at City Hall  on April 20, another reading for Poetry Becomes Organic at CBC Centre Stage on April 22. Come to see us!

I also did Poetry Alive presentataion at McNally High School. Thanks 2016 Edmonton Poetry Festival committee. Such a great festival!

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Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge 2016, Mississauga is on the map

MPCC16-home-page-300x300Poetry Challenge Accepted and City’s First Youth Poet Laureate Announced.

Both Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate read  at General Committee of Council on April 6, 2016 as part of this Poetry City Challenge.

Check here for other cities that join this challenge.

Check video on Mississauga’s site (April 6)


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The Road of Poetry Power (National Poetry Month Event)

10Here we celebrate National Poetry Month with featured poets Ian Williams, Alexandra Oliver, Claudia RadMore, Max Layton and Anna Yin.  In poetry and music, together we explore the road of possibility and power. MC: Brent Wood and Chelsea Tao. Music by Mark Harry, Arlene Paculan and Selene Xu. The Canadian Parliamentary Poet 2Laureate George Elliott Clarke joined us as well. Thank Gary Gu for taking photos

There was Open mic then a haiku workshop led by Claudia RadMore provided a special treat for people to discover the fun of haiku. Thank you all for coming. Thank the League of Canadian Poets and Mississauga city.

Read a report by John Stewart on Mississauga News for this event. (Big thanks to John)

Read a report in Chinese on 姐妹网 (Thanks Yafang Shi)

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Reviews of Anna Yin’s Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac

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Poetry Alive workshops and Haiku Walking Tour

school2016girlsguideGlad to have  Poetry Alive (Poets in Schools) at Dolphin Public School (Mississauga), 
at Girl Guides (Mississauga) and Agincourt Collegiate Institute (Toronto)

Glad to have Haiku Walking Tour/workshop:

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Haiku Walking Tour – photos and haiku

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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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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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Poetry in Voice, National Finals


A recitation contest for Canadian high schools.

The 2016 National Finals will take place on April 20 & 21 at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. You can watch all of the competition events right here via our livestream, don’t miss them!

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