About the Author

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   60 second introduction 

out of cocoon
i address myself
in new language              (read more haiku as a self-introduction)

Updated short biography:

Anna Yin is Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2016) and Ontario representative for the League of Canadian Poets (2013-2016). She has authored six books of poetry and her poems have appeared at ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal etc.  Anna won many awards including the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTY Literary Arts Awards and 2013 Professional Achievement Award from CPAC. Her poem “Still Life” was part of Poetry in Transit featured on buses across Canada in 2013. She read her poetry on Parliament Hill and has been featured at 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival and 2016 Edmonton Poetry Festival.  Anna has been interviewed by CBC Radio, Rogers TV and Talent Vision TV, The Toronto Star and China Daily several times. She was a finalist for Canada’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award in 2011 and in 2012, and is proud to be twice a “Living book” for the Living Library at the Mississauga Campus of University of Toronto. She now teaches Poetry Alive at schools, colleges and libraries. Her website: annapoetry.com    Email: anna.yin@gmail.com

 

Biography:

Anna Yin was born in China and immigrated to Canada in 1999. She is Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate and Ontario representative to the League of Canadian Poets. Anna has authored six poetry books and won several poetry awards, including the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, the 2010/2014 MARTY Literary Arts Awards and a 2013 CPAC Professional Achievement Award from the Chinese Professionals Association of Canada. Her poems in English & Chinese and ten translations by her were in a Canadian Studies textbook used by Humber College. With poems published by ARC Poetry, New York Times, CBC, World Journal, Room, Cha, China daily etc, Anna has been interviewed by CBC Radio, Rogers TV, CCTV and TalentVisionTV, The Toronto Star, China Daily etc. She was a finalist for Canada’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award in 2011 and in 2012.  Her poem “Still Life” was displayed on 700 buses in 13 cities across Canada for the Poetry In Transit project in 2013/2014.  Anna read her poem at World Poetry event in Vancouver in 2012 and at the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at parliament hill Ottawa. She was featured at 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival and has performed at many important civic events in Mississauga and beyond. Anna has been twice a “Living book” for the Living Library at the Mississauga Campus of University of Toronto. Anna has also organized many dynamic events including National Poetry Month celebrations and Special Tributes to P.K. Page, Dorothy Livesay, Milton Acorn, Raymond Souster, Chinese poet Qu Yuan etc to promote poetry across Ontario. Anna holds a B.Sc. degree from Nanjing University and a Creative Writing Certificate from the University of Toronto. She now teaches Poetry Alive at schools, colleges and libraries.. website: annapoetry.com

Books in Print:Awards Link: http://www.annapoetry.com/?page_id=56
Publications link: http://www.annapoetry.com/?page_id=166
Interviews: http://www.annapoetry.com/?page_id=877
Poetry Alive Education Programhttp://www.annapoetry.com/?page_id=378
Translations Link: http://www.annapoetry.com/?page_id=133

Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac: Black Moss Press  2015   ISBN: 978-0-88753-553-6 (17.00 $)

Inhaling the Silence: Mosaic Press 2013  ISBN: 978-0-88962-994-3 (17.95 $)
Wings Toward Sunlight (Second Printing 2014): Mosaic Press 2011  ISBN: 978-0-88962-928-8 (17.95 $)
Chapbooks:
Beyond My Knowing, Farewell to Sunflowers(Chinese/English), Jasmine Star Light.

星子安娜 Anna Yin加拿大第六大城市密西沙加市首任桂冠诗人。92年南京大学计算机系毕业。99年移民加拿大。自2003年开始写诗,迄今有200多首中英文诗歌在海内外发表(含China Daily, New York Times, World Journal,世界诗歌)并著有七本诗集包括中英文诗歌《作别向日葵》英文诗集《Wings Toward Sunlight》《Inhaling the Silence》《Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac》和《Nightlights》。安娜荣获2005 年安省的Ted Plantos 纪念奖2010/2014 MARTRY文学奖以及2013加拿大中国专业人士协会的专业成就奖。2013年安娜当选为加拿大诗人联盟(poets.ca)全国理事和安省代表。2007年两首双语诗歌和十首翻译作品被选入加拿大HUMBER 学院 国际留学生班的教材。安娜多次被加拿大国家电台(CBC)和Rogers TV等多家英文媒体以及中央电视(CCTV-4) 采访和加拿大华人电视台等华人媒体报道。2011年和2012年安娜被选入75位候选人竞选最佳25名加拿大移民奖。 2013年安娜作为十五位诗人代表之一,作品在加拿大700辆公车上巡展。2014年安娜被邀请在国会山庄中国新年庆典上朗诵自己的诗歌。安娜的诗歌讲座也被学校,学院,图书馆等一致推荐,2015年作为特邀国际诗人参与美国的奥斯丁国际诗歌节表演并举办诗歌讲座。安娜2010年获多大写作班证书,工作和生活在安省密西沙加。 网站:annapoetry.com,邮箱: anna.yin@gmail.com

中英文诗歌择选:http://www.annapoetry.com/?cat=5

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