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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Poetry Alive workshops for Leadership Club

Anna has shared poems and personal stories that focus on discovering life lessons about how to overcome language and cultural challenges, make peace in mind and live an enrich life. There were short videos, photos with haiku, shape poems, ice breaking and words game and discussions. So glad to see each of us learns with joy and explores many possibilities.
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poetry by six Governor General’s Literary Awards winners

tran3No 3 issue for Chinese/English Poetry Zine:  Anna Yin (星子安娜)’s translations of works by six Governor General’s Literary Awards winners (Patricia Kathleen Page, Milton Acorn,George Elliott Clarke, Rosenblatt Joe, Richard Greene, Al Purdy)

No 2:七位海内外诗人双语作品分享

No 1: 七位北美桂冠诗人作品欣赏 (Works by Seven Poets Laureate with translations in Chinese)

No 4: 六位海峡两岸诗人诗作介绍

No 5: 西切斯特大学诗歌大会六位美国诗人作品分享


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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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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——–

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