so glad to have my poem published in MPT

Lately when I wanted to teach students about shape poetry, I used my poem to illustrate how it could be revised as a shape poem and it worked well. Now it wad published in Modern Poetry In Translation in UK!
Glad to receive copies from UK! Thanks.

Join us for Poets and Painters-Arts in Translation on Dec 9, 2022

SureWay Cultrual Services and CPAC will host a unique Poets and Painters, Arts in Translation event which will extend the meaning of translation, inviting the audience to see how poets and painters use literary and visual languages to translate their thoughts and experiences in various media (canvas, paper etc) , and how a translator interprets their “translations” into another language (Chinese or English)
12月9日旭辉文化传媒和加拿大华人专业人士协会将举办一次别出心裁的 “诗画相约,诗人和画家跨越时空多元对话”,将扩展翻译的含义,邀请观众观摩诗人和画家如何使用文学和视觉语言在各种媒介(画布、纸张等)中诠释翻译他们的思想和经验,以及译者如何将他们的 “翻译 “释为另一种语言(中文或英文)。

We will also preview works will be published by Queen’s Quarterly spring 2023, Epoch Poetry Quarterly in Taiwan (创世纪诗刊 2023)春季刊。Click to read more detail of the event.

More Poetry Alive workshops at schools and beyond!

So glad to visit schools in Windsor, Toronto and Mississauga. More to come and thank all the teachers and Poetry In Voice!
I am also happy to be booked by companies and churches for their team building and family events! Poetry and Arts are good for our soul and health! I am glad to more people enjoy the peace and joy that poetry brings us!

Visiting Francis Libermann school, Toronto
visiting RAY UNDERHILL SCHOOL Mississauga
Visiting ÉCOLE ELEMENTAIRE LA FONTAINE
Visiting St. Joseph’s CHS in Windsor

A great success and a splendid event for 10th Anniversary Edition Poetry at the Manor!

Poetry at the Manor – Vol. 10 was a great event to celebrate the milestone tenth anniversary of the beloved event, which returned to an in-person format at Willistead Manor in Walkerville. This year’s line-up included Anna Yin (inaugural Poet Laureate for Mississauga), Richard-Yves Sitoski (Poet Laureate for Owen Sound), Micheline Maylor (Poet Laureate Emeritus for Calgary), and Sarah Lewis (past Poet Laureate for Peterborough). Thanks Windsor’s talented team!

words from Mayor of Windsor with photos and more..
Marty Gervais led the event!
The new book on Black Moss Press

International Show of ‘Art and Poetry’ (Poetry on Walls by Women Poets)

Zoom Launch event for: International show of ‘Art and Poetry’ in metaverse, on the virtual plane of CROSSARTS Gallery, showcasing women poets from Canada and India and the Indian diaspora from the UK and USA

Participating Poets on the walls:
ANNA YIN (Canada)
LISA REYNOLDS (Canada)
ARCHANA SAHNI (Canada)
BRENDA CLEWS (Canada)
ALKA TYAGI (India)
ZOHRA ZOBERI (Canada)
SANGEETA GUPTA (India)
SHEILA E. TUCKER (Canada)
MALASHRI LAL (India)
USHA AKELLA (USA)
MEENA CHOPRA (Canada)
QURAT DAR (Canada)
ANITA NAHAL (USA)
MANDIRA GHOSH (India)
LAKSHMI KANNAN (India)
MONA DASH (UK)
USHA KISHORE (UK)
JENNIFER WENN (Canada)
SUKRITA PAUL KUMAR (India)
MARGARET CODE (Canada)
CHITRA THRIVIKRAMAN NAIR (India)
PRAMILA VENKATESWARAN (USA)
DEBJANI CHATTERJI (UK)

My new journey in 2022, thanks Canadian Council For the Arts for a grant!

2022 is a new turn point for me. After more than 20 years full-time working in IT field, I decided to spend more time on poetry/art/education/translation. This year, I have finished translating one poetry collection including her poetic drama for a Chinese poet (from Chinese to English), and we will have a reading in fall. I also have two Canadian poets’ collections lined up for translation (from English to Chinese)… In Aug I published Hans’ new haiku book; in Oct I will publish Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More eBook! And Now I am thrilled for Canadian Council For the Arts awarding me a Create and Explore grant! In Sept, I will start the new project, I am very excited to learn and explore!

Nice photos by Roy Marques for future projects. Thanks a lot.

Photo by Roy Marques
Photo by Roy Marques at Kariya Park, Mississauga

The Spirit of Poetry Across Ontario Updates

Readings by Poet Laureates across Ontario in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Apr 21, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT Virtual on Zoom. Now the video is uploaded for watching.

Watch the whole video

Al Moritz – Toronto
Randell Adjei – Province of Ontario
Jessica Outram – Cobourg
Anna Yin – First Poet Laureate of Mississauga
Richard M. Grove – Brighton
Jason Heroux – Kingston
Richard-Yves Sitoski – Owen Sound
Victoria Butler – Barrie
Thomas Leduc – Sudbury
Albert Dumont – Ottawa (Anglophone)
Gilles Latour – Ottawa (Francophone)
Sarah Lewis – Peterborough
Alex-Andrei Ungurenasu – Windsor
Ayomide Bayowa/Current Poet Laureate of Mississauga
Former Poet Laureate Paul Edward Costa – Mississauga

Poetry Seeds was selected for the LCP’s chapbook: On the Storm / In the Struggle: poets on survival

Updates from Kimball Electronics’ Take a Haiku Hike Challenge

I was happy to be a guest speaker and a judge for Kimball Electronics’ Take a Haiku Hike Challenge. Here are the winners with Communications Director Scott Saalman’s announcement. Thank you, Scott and all the participants, for bringing about such an amazing event where new talents were discovered. I hope to see you at our online haiku workshops in the summer (open to all). Your contributions will be considered for inclusion in our eBook in Oct. —Anna Yin

So glad to translate ZhouJun’s poetry collection including her award-winning drama

Life is an adventure with many surprises. In 2019, a Chinese TV cultural program producer Ms. Luo emailed me to invite me be her next program consultant. She wanted to bring her team to Canada to make a series of films about poets in Canada. Then pandemic happened, so everything’s canceled. Last year I took a free film making course and glad to learn something useful and worked with team to make a short film. Last month, a fine Chinese writer ZhouJun found me and asked me to translate her poetry collection including an award-winning poetic drama from Chinese into English… I now have translated one third. It is good. So glad that everything comes out well together!

Celebrating #AsianHeritageMonth

To celebrate National Poetry Month & Asian Heritage MonthAnna Yin wrote 24 haiku that were inspired by Neville G. Poy & Vivienne Poys beautiful photography book: Precious Moments. Please check the video to find more about Poys’ wonderful book! Some of them will be used at Anna Yin’s school and community haiku workshop programs. Thanks Dr. Vivienne’s permission!

pink water lily
mirroring herself…
full moon night

….read more haiku…

Also thank Mississauga Culture Department Team for interviewing me and recording my poems!

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2022

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Celebrate by carrying a poem & sharing it with others throughout the day!

This year’s Poem In Your Pocket Collection features poetry by: Ashley Elizabeth Best, Jaclyn Piudik, Keith Inman, Maureen Hynes, Bänoo Zan, Angela Cen, Callista Markotich, Harry Posner, Mark Kim, Annick MacAskill, Amy LeBlanc, Frances Boyle, Anna Yin and Marlene Grand Maitre.
These poems are also available as audio recordings and a printable booklet. To print and share from your home, check out the 2022 Poem In Your Pocket Day Booklet from LCP.  (Thanks for including my poem: The Hollow Tree)

George Elliott Clarke Presents 5 Poets Breaking Into Song (April 6, 2022)

George Elliott Clarke Presenting a night of poetry, music and song by 5 fine poets and 2 wondrous musicians. Thanks Aurora Public Library, Ontario and The League of Canadian Poets

George Elliott Clarke l Poet Laureate (Toronto)
Giovanna Riccio l Poet, Co-Host (Toronto)
Louise Bernice Halfe l Parliamentary Poet Laureate (Regina)
Anna Yin l Chinese l Poet (Mississauga)
Boyd Warren Chubbs l Poet (St. John’s)
Astrid Brunner l Poet (Halifax)
Andrea Thompson l Poet (Toronto)
Juliet Palmer l Pianist (Toronto)
James Rolfe l Composer (Toronto)

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with Your Own Haiku – 櫻花時節吟俳句

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a fun and interactive poetry appreciation event hosted by Anna Yin for Vancouver Public Library has received wonderful feedback. Here is one:

Congratulations on another excellent session tonight, grateful for the opportunity to learn from you.  Thank you for sharing your time, expertise and love for poetry.  Wonderful to see you again? -Maria

Author Talks: Anna Yin on April 6 at Mississauga Public Library

This National Poetry Month, thank Mississauga Library and Art and Culture inviting me for Author Talks on April 6, 2022. (Thanks The League of Canadian Poets and Canada Council for the Arts)

Here are some feedback:

On behalf of Mississauga Library, and our program participants, Thank YOU for a great Author Talk session on Wednesday evening. It was a very engaging talk and we received very positive feedback for the program. I’ve shared a customer comment below:· Anna was very engaging and the conversation with her flowed nicely.Thank you again for your time for this program. It was a pleasure working with you, and I hope we get a chance to host you again in person! —Elizabeth Caione

Dear Anna, I greatly enjoyed your Mississauga Library interview last night. I thought the questions were good, and your answers were engaging and illuminating. —Allan Briesmaster

Thank Poetry X Hunger and Epoch Poetry Quarterly(创世纪诗刊)

Poetry X Hunger: Raspberries by Anna Yin.

Several of these poems will be showcased in the coming weeks by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Capital Area Food Bank.  Thanks!

https://www.poetryxhunger.com/poems-submitted-for-the-2021-world-food-day-poetry-competition/category/anna-yin

感谢台湾《创世纪诗刊》发表我的论文(论诗歌翻译-曲径通幽)/Thank Epoch Poetry Quarterly for publishing my essay’s Chinese version. English version was on Freefall Magazine: On Poetry Translation: WHERE CAN WE DETOUR?
Thank Editor for including my essay about P.K.Page: : Single Traveler. Amazon.ca

Mirrors and Windows- interviews from Open Book & Artisanal Writer

Click to read the interview on Open Book!
Open Book:With English renderings of acclaimed modern Chinese poets and translations of English poems from Canada, the US, and the UK, Mirrors and Windows is a tapestry of contemporary poetry that blurs origin and language and constructs a universal celebration of poetic energy. 

This is such an interesting and ambitious project and it was wonderful to get to read you speaking about it so passionately. We’re thrilled to have you on the site and to share this with our readers.  —Grace O’Connell (Open Book)

The Artisanal Writer with Anna Yin : 9 questions about the Craft of Writing and Reading (Nov, 2021)

Glad to win the first place for Brooklin Poetry Society 3rd annual contest

Thanks Brooklin Poetry Society and judge, KV Skene! Congrats to all winners:Anna Yin, Bänoo Zan and Marsha Barber, and our honourable mentions, Andrea Rachel, Mansour Noorbakhsh and Lynn Tait!!

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  • Also Three of my Chinese poems were published in Epoch Poetry Quarterly (Taiwan) #204 (礼物,穿越,流言)

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George Elliott Clarke – Review Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac

LE-Books-August-2020-Banner-Anna-Yin-George-Clarke-ProfileThank Live Encounters publishing George Elliott Clarke – Review Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac by Anna Yin

Anna Yin is a startling dreamer. Poems that seem Romantic veer into Surrealism or Symbolism. Tutored in Sylvia Plath and William Carlos Williams, among many other poets (mainly American and Canadian), Yin issues poems that are nightmare dreams or dreamy nightmares: Here’s a world where the natural becomes unnatural, the unnatural natural: “the police-monkey escorts a well-suited rat / followed by his cloned brothers…” Some poems are parables, such as the story of a man- a father-who refuses to leave his home, even while it and others are being reduced to rubble: “I received a copy of the photo in the local newspaper. / My father looked so small on the top of the ruins. / It was titled, ‘The Last Temple.’”
In another poem, the speaker says, “You are tired of his / molding, over and over, / thrashing, nailing / into you.” There’s a fierce feminism here, reinforced by readings of Dot Livesay and Dame Atwood. Though it’s tricky following Yin’s wicked, impressionistic juxtapositions, her painterly imagery is deliciously lustrous.
Yin is endlessly perspicacious, endlessly compelling: “The autumn gusts feel warm / as if it’s spring…. / last night by accident I cut my finger… / slowly, on the rice paper, red roses grew.” She brings to Canadian poetry a sense of classicism and aestheticism and minimalism, all nicely mixed up with sensuality.
Yin’s bravura poems – so exquisite and extraordinary – merit bravo upon bravo.

chinese zodaic book coverPublisher’s website:
https://blackmosspress.com/dd-product/seven-nights-with-the-chinese-zodiac/

The 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and the 7th Parliamentary/Canadian Poet Laureate (2016-17), George Elliott Clarke is a revered artist in song, drama, fiction, screenplay, essays, and poetry. Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1960, Clarke was educated at the University of Waterloo, Dalhousie University, and Queen’s University. Clarke is also a pioneering scholar of African-Canadian literature. A professor of English at the University of Toronto, Clarke has taught at Duke, McGill, the University of British Columbia, and Harvard. He holds eight honorary doctorates, plus appointments to the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada at the rank of Officer. His recognitions include the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellows Prize, the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Gold Award for Poetry, the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry (US), and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award. Photo Credit of George Elliott Clarke : Harvard University.

Live Encounters _ George Elliott Clarke – Review_br_Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac by Anna Yin

Anna Yin was Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and has authored five collections of poetry. Her poems/translations have appeared at ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal etc. Anna won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTYs, two scholarships from West Chester University Poetry Conference, three grants from OAC and 2013 Professional Achievement Award from CPAC. She performed her poetry on Parliament Hill and has been featured at 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival and 2017 National poetry month project etc. She teaches Poetry Alive at schools, colleges and libraries. Her website: https://www.annapoetry.com/

 

Review: Love’s Lighthouse by Anna Yin

revirew-loveLighthouseThanks Susan McMaster for reviewing my fifth poetry collection, so glad that the review is on review page of the League of Canadian Poets.
感谢加拿大诗人联盟前会长Susan McMaster 给《爱的灯塔-星子安娜双语诗选》写评。感谢加拿大诗人联盟发布。
There’s a welcoming sense of being ‘let in’ in Love’s Lighthouse. This warm collection of Anna Yin’s Chinese poetry, paired with her English versions, is rich with visual, cultural and personal intimations. All the poems were written and translated by her, some in English first, others in Chinese. Thus we have an engaging introduction to two ways of thinking about language and poetry, through the perceptions and memories of one person who has been immersed in both….
About the reviewer: Susan McMaster’s publications include books, anthologies, and scripts, recordings, and collaborations with artists, dancers, dramatists, and composers. Recent collections are Haunt and Lizard Love: Artists Scan Poems. She is the founding editor of Canada’s first feminist magazine, Branching Out, and of Vernissage, the magazine of the National Gallery of Canada.  She is a past president of the League of Canadian Poets.