Congratulations to the 2018 Trillium Book Award winners and finalists



I was honored to attend the Trillium Book Award night, glad to read many fine books of poetry, thrilled to finally meet winners and finalists. Thanks OMDC for inviting me on jury for 2018 Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English. A great learning experience to work with the other two juries: Meaghan Strimas and David.

Thanks Yafang for being my guest to attend the award night and reporting this :

文学之夜 —— 安大略省2018年“延龄草图书奖”( 2018 Trillium Book Award)颁奖典礼

To see photos at the event by Yafang

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Thank you all for “heart haiku” and donation for Ride for Heart

heart1Thank you all for supporting 2018 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart on June 3 through my Haiku walking tour for #RideforHeart.  Many heart haiku and photos are posted on Our Stories Co-Creating and Sharing websiteHeart Haiku from Ride for Heart supporters.  Thanks again.




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National Poetry Month is here

PoetryMonthnationaPlease check many poetry events and Poem in Your Pocket (2018) on

I was honored to have a poem: “My Accent” to be selected for 2017 Poem in Your Pocket Day program by the Academy of American Poets and the League of Canadian Poets.

Thank Gwen Hart from USA for choosing my poem: Still Life as Poem in Your Pocket Day for her students in college in April, 2018


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Happy Valentine’s Day, Tesla

teslaMy new poem to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Tesla

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Please join us to celebrate ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT 2018

Robbie-Burns-2018Celebrate Robbie Burns Day this January with a twist — join the League for a Burns supper with a nod to Chinese New Year, featuring Scottish, Chinese, and Canadian poetry – and raise some much needed funds for the League! 


whiteChritmasAnd my new poem to you all as we farewell 2017: 

For what should I thank you?
The last week of the year,
snow brings this dreamy white Christmas.



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Our Stories-co-creating workshops and new website



OurStoriesPosterAfter our final workshop (#9), I created a new website to host all the photos and videos for Our Stories Co-creating and Sharing project…I hope it to be an opening ending, so others can continue creating and sharing their works…Please check for all the information.

I want to thank all the participants for joining us to express and present their stories through poetic reflection and various arts. I hope that these artistic processes have created a cultural awareness in the wider society. Thank our partners: CPAC, HSK and CCNEWS. Thank Ontario Arts Council for the grant.



The above shape poem: The Red Maple was written to celebrate 2016 Canada Day  in Mississauga. I was glad that the city appointed me for the first Poet Laureate in 2015 and supported many of my poetry projects for the city. Now happily received this from our city and Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

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