First Line has published many fine Chinese poets. Thanks editors’ all wonderful work, #6 is available to order online. This issue includes Anna Yin’s two new Chinese poems and two new translations, one for Dr. Ruffo.
I was glad to write poems for Canada Day and read them at Celebration Square when I was Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017). Here are the poems and video.
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!