David Mason and Cally Conan-Davies’s Poems, translated by Anna Yin

David Mason, American poet, former Poet Laureate of Colorado. He teaches at Colorado College. His poetry, prose and translations have appeared in such periodicals as The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry, Agenda, Modern Poetry in Translation, The New Criterion, The Yale Review, The Hudson Review, The American Scholar, The Irish Times, and The Southern Review.

Poem:  Turn / 轮换

Cally Conan-Davies’s poems have appeared in the Hudson Review, Subtropics, Poetry, Quadrant, the New Criterion, the Sewanee Review, Southwest Review, the Dark Horse, Harvard Review, and the Hopkins Review.

Poem: Strife /  争吵

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More poetry Alive workshops for Poets In Schools program




At Agincourt Collegiate, photo by Paul Keramedes, Thanks!

I conduct Poetry Alive workshops not only to teach poetry, but also to discover life lessons. On Feb 2, at Agincourt Collegiate, students and I engaged in the exercises: “Who am I?” and “The Trouble with…”. I want to thank Mr. Thomas and his Grade 11 and 12 students for joining with me in these workshops and sharing what they wrote.

On Feb 24, I will be a Judge for Poem/Speech Competition at St. Jude’s Academy. On March 8, I will mentor at ConnectHer event. Feel free to join us.

On Feb 26, Poetry Alive workshop for Leadership Club at CPAC, then on March 3/9, for Dolphin Sr. Public School 



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will be at the 2017 West Chester University Poetry Conference

2017 Poetry Conference Poster1-page-001Thank West Chester University for inviting me back to coordinate three poetry events at the 2017 West Chester University Poetry Conference. There will have many wonderful workshops, readings and fun events with fine food and wine etc.  For details, please check the website and 2016’s video clip.  I was so glad to be there in 2016. You can read my short report for that.

Looking forward to seeing many of you at the conference in 2017.

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Join us at Haiku Workshop for the Mississauga Friendship Association

haikuI was invited to host a haiku workshop for the Mississauga Friendship Association on Jan 19, 2017. 

 6:30-8:30pm in committee room (2nd floor) at the civic centre (300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga).  Everyone is welcome.

———————Here are three haiku for the cross-cultural friendship——–

city crane taichi


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2017 Haiku Canada Conference in Mississauga

The 2017 Haiku Canada Weekend will be held at UTM (University of Toronto, Mississauga campus) May 19-21, 2017, in Mississauga, Ontario, hosted by Anna Yin (Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate) and nick avis.

haikuconferenceConference highlights:

Book launch of the conference anthology (editors: Claudia Radmore and Marco Fraticelli) This launch will involve memories, and stories from our collective past.  Plus many more individual book launches

Book launch of Erotic Anthology, Black Moss Press (editors: George Swede and Terry Ann Carter); Anonymous workshops (hosted by nick avis and Terry Ann Carter) plus a surprise from nick; Homage to Eric Amann and guest appearances by Parliamentary Poet Laureate: George Elliott Clarke, and Toronto poet Giovanna Riccio

Readings, silent auction, books for sale and more surprises. Please join us for a great birthday party!

Registration, haik ucanada agenda 2017, accommodation,(banquet at the UTM Faculty Club), available on www.haikucanada.orgRegistration Form.  

Things to see/do in Mississauga, please check Mississauga’s feature_visitor_guidewebsite: Discover Mississauga  | a quick view

Hope to see you at 2017 Haiku Canada Conference.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


photo by Peter Lin

I was invited to speak about the Eastern and Western Cultural Exchanging at DaYa Culture 10th anniversary in Toronto at CPAC hall on Dec 17, 2016. Here I share a 3-minute video of my activities about bilingual poetry writing and translation, organizing Chinese and Canadian poetry reading, and Poetry Alive workshops etc.

Thank you all for help and support in the past. I hope to continue these activities in 2017.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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