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anna-yin     Email: [email protected]   

Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017)

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Anna Yin,


Anna Yin was Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-17) and has authored five poetry collections and one collection of translations:  Mirrors and Windows (Guernica Editions 2021). Anna won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTYs, two scholarships from USA and grants from Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Her poems/translations have appeared at Queen’s Quarterly, ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, Literary Review of Canada etc. She read on Parliament Hill, at Austin International Poetry Festival, Edmonton Poetry Festival and universities in China, Canada and USA etc. She has designed and taught Poetry Alive since 2011.  


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Anna Yin was born in China and immigrated to Canada in 1999. She was Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and Ontario representative to the League of Canadian Poets (2013-2016). Anna has authored five poetry collections and “Mirrors and Windows” (Guernica Editions 2021). Anna won awards including the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTYs, two scholarships from West Chester University Poetry Conference,  2013 Professional Achievement Award from CPAC  and grants from Ontario Arts Council and Canadian Arts Council. 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 teaches Poetry Alive at schools, colleges and libraries. website: annapoetry.com

Books in Print:Awards Link: https://www.annapoetry.com/books/
Interviews: https://www.annapoetry.com/interviews/



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(2015-2017)。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(China Daily,New York Times, World Journal,世界诗歌等)。她的四本英文诗集《Wings Toward Sunlight》《Inhaling the Silence》《Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac》和《Nightlights》 以及《爱的灯塔》双语诗选和《Mirrors  and Windows/镜子与窗户》东西诗翻译诗集分别由加拿大40多年出版历史的出版商正式出版。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并多次被邀请担任中英文诗歌诗集大赛的评委。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,2016/2017年获西切斯特大学诗歌大会奖学金和安省艺术协会项目经费。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


星子安娜 Anna Yin加拿大密西沙加市第一屆桂冠诗人(2015-2017)获2005 年安大略省詩人協會詩歌奖,2010/2014 密市文学奖,2013 CPAC专业成就奖以及2016/2017美国诗歌大会奖学金和安省艺术项目奖等。著有四本英文诗集以及《爱的灯塔》双语诗选和《Mirrors  and Windows/镜子与窗户》东西诗翻译诗集。安娜诗歌以及翻译发表在多个国际刊物,也被加拿大国家诗歌月和全国公交巡展诗歌以及大学选用。安娜多次在国际诗歌节表演和講授诗歌,承任诗歌评委和策划人。安娜网站:annapoetry.com短的:


星子安娜 /Anna Yin加拿大密西沙加市首屆桂冠诗人,著五本诗集,获北美多个诗歌奖项,中英文在国际刊物发表,并译成多种语言。多次在国际诗歌节表演和講授诗歌,作品被加拿大国家电台,诗歌月和全国公交巡展以及学校选用。

  • Interviews/采访: https://www.annapoetry.com/interviews/
  • Books/Reviews(诗集和书评):https://www.annapoetry.com/books/
  • Videos/录像:https://www.annapoetry.com/videos/