Last year I was in Rome and wrote poems to celebrate Canada Day. In 2015 and 2016 I read my poems for Canada Day as Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate. This year is different. I stay home to say my hello. So glad the videos/photos/poems bring us good memories. I wish you all Happy Canada Day!
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.
Due to COVID-19, schools are closed. So I made these online poetry workshops for them. Thank teachers for inviting me to visit their schools for Poets in Schools programs every year. This year we will use online poetry workshops for that. Have fun!
More than a year ago, I changed to my current job and hoped to travel back and take care of my parents in China and work there for a while since I can work remotely. But the policy of America changed, then this year the COVID, I could not travel back and work from there. Each time the journey home is so long, yet the days I visit my parents are so short… I hope to stay longer in the future. Father, happy Father’s Day.