“Hello, Canada”, it was great to celebrate 2015 Canada Day at Mississauga Celebration Square

2015CanadaDay-AnnaYinHappy Birthday Canada – Celebrate Canada’s 148th on Mississauga Celebration Square, Here is the video clip of my reading a new haiku series: Hello, Canada (9 of haiku) at Celebration Square during the official ceremony.

 

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Thank you all 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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City of Mississauga Introduces First Poet Laureate

I am very happy that I will be serving as First Poet Laureate of Mississauga. This morning I presented my first reading at city council meeting. It is my honour to be selected for the post. I am looking forward to working with all of you to promote poetry and present the spirits of Mississauga. Thanks a lot.

Thanks the City of Mississauga’s Culture Division introducing the city’s first poet laureate. Glad that our city council welcomed this wonderful idea and now Mississauga has added Poet Laureate to its map!

This report from Mississauga News explains very well what the function is like. I hope to work with many local poets, writers, artists and youth to achieve this. Thanks.

中文报道:中英文双语诗人星子安娜成为密西沙加市首任桂冠诗人

明报报道:新晉桂冠詩人華女 備新作賀國慶

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Building Cultural Bridges With Poetry: Chinese and Canadian Poets Reading event

Slide1Thanks Christopher Jones, Cultural Development Officer for interviewing me and writing about our comming event:

Thank Yafang for promoting this coming event:多伦多桂冠诗人George Elliott Clarke和中英文双语诗人星子安娜共办诗歌朗诵交流会 纪念屈原交流中西方文化

Feel free to join us on June 20 (1:00-5:00pm) at Riverdale Branch, Toronto Public Library.

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read at Tree Teading Series in Ottawa

Glad to read at Tree Reading Series  on May 26 in Ottawa. Thank you Deanna Young, Margaret M Zielinski and Colin Morton for hosting Tree Reading Series. Had a great time aimagend met other poets.

 

Last year I read at 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration on the Hill  and glad to visit Ottawa again

 

(Mississauga Poet)

 

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Chinese and Canadian Poets reading event on June 20

photopoem1Toposterronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke and  poet Anna Yin invite you to join us to celebrate the life of the great ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan at Riverdale Branch, Toronto Public Library, on June 20 (1:00-5:00pm)

There will be more than 30 fine Canadian and Chinese poets sharing their poems. There will be Poetry/Photo games, fine classical music and food to enjoy as well.  (Mississauga Poet)

Admission: Free.  Check more details…    or view on facebook 

 

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Poetry as Hope – After Percy Shelley, a talk at Upenn

upen1When I was young, Romantic poetry was very popular in China; we read the Chinese translations of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poems. I remember that everyone liked to quote his lines: “O, Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? “ We admired him as a passionate poet with charming lyrics and a revolutionary vision.
The online course THE GREAT POEMS SERIES SHELLEY founded by Eric Alan Weinstein is great and amazing. I believe it takes a lot of courage and effort to set up courses like that. In this fast-paced and cynical world, to teach and to learn Romantic poetry, especially long poems, presents teachers and students with extreme challenges. Most of us lack the patience and motivation for this. When I was preparing this talk, my fellow Chinese poets wondered if there was still an interest in this subject. They believe that Romantic poetry is out of fashion. Continue reading

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glad to be a judge for Poem-A-Day Poetry Contest and attend the night to celebrate National Poetry Month

I was honored to be invited to be a judge and congratulations to all the winners!

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glad to read at Toronto Poetry Map Launch

IMG_2733Toronto Poetry Map Launch at Toronto Reference Library Atrium on April 15: the official launch of our online Toronto Poetry Map in collaboration with Toronto’s fourth Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke.

Glad to read my poems about Union Station and Mill Street Brew from Inhaling the Silence (Mosaic Press 2013), Beyond the Soapstone from Wings Toward Sunlight (Mosaic Press 2011) are on the map, hopefully “Toronto, No More Weeping” will be on the map too.

让诗歌引领你游历多伦多 (谢谢Yafang 的报道)

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Glad to read at Open Muse Connection Featuring: Anna Yin & Orchid Tierney

reading1Thanks  Eric Alan Weinstein and Michael A. Cohen for the invitation and I was glad to read at Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia with other talented artists on April 13

I was also glad to attended the UPenn Shelley Seminar and gave a talk about Shelley for online course:  THE GREAT POEMS SERIES SHELLEY

 

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Glad to be at 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival

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Thank you for joining my Poetry Alive workshop. I was amazed by many creative works from our participants. 

My new poem:

Crystal Butterfly at 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival

 

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Celebrating National Poetry Month: food and poetry

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See you at the 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival (April 9-12)

poetsAIPFThanks 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival to invite me as an International feature Poet.  Join me for the
 Poetry Alive workshop.  and many readings there.

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谈谈我的诗歌-应邀去加拿大中文电台(部分录音和文字分享)

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I was invited by FairChild Radio Host Rebecca to talk about my poems, now you can Listen to our talk on AM1430 on March 24   (谢谢雨薇的邀请和制作,现分享 部分录音 和诗歌文字)(谢谢关注诗歌,欢迎提供建议)-星子安娜

(Rebecca is a TV program producer as well, here is one of her work for me: http://www.annapoetry.com/?p=7686 )

healthreportAnna我想我的诗歌创作是一种潜意识的传统文化和现代诗意的多元结合,也是东西方文化的具体体验的交融。因为离开中国后到一个完全陌生的世界,让我能够体验重写自我的过程,也更体会到中国传统历史文化的可贵,渴求精神文化的认同和共鸣,渴望把东方的哲学思维和古典意境美与西方文化中个性的自由和提倡真实的自我,融合起来。2003年我尝试英文诗歌创作, 我的诗歌以东方古典意境和朴素自然的情怀得到西方诗歌界的好评。 我在学校里的诗歌讲座中,也会分享东西方文化的差异如何激发我的灵感。继续。。。

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Poems with translations on Poetry Sky (USA)

Poetry Sky 2015 Summer

Glad to see my translations for Canadian and Chinese poets’ works are on Poetry Sky now.

Molly Peacock 莫莉-皮库克

Bruce Hunter 布鲁斯-亨特

古月 Gu Yue

肖今 Xiao Jin

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Preview video clip for Chinese and Canadian Poets reading event on June 20

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Hosts: Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke and Chinese-Canadian Poet Anna Yin

Music by Sunshine
Special thanks to Shi Ying.
Feel free to join us on June 20 at Riverdale Branch, Toronto Public Library.

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