Poetry in Translation /East Meets West

poetryPost-wholePoetry in Translation /East Meets West

A series of online events focus on poetry and translation by reading and discussing original poems then translations between poets and translator. We will talk about the myth of lost in translation, tackle the art of re-creation and exchange the mutual gain through the process.  The poets are George Elliott Clarke, Molly Peacock, Alice Major and A. F. Moritz, and the translator is Anna Yin

Each session will last 90 minutes and will involve one English-language poet and the Chinese translator to discuss techniques and adaptability required and close-reading poems of different styles and subjects.

These events aim to engage the audience and stimulate wider and stronger interest and conversation for cross-cultural exchange in poetry.

Four sessions are on Friday night 8:00-9:30pm with Zoom meeting:

Zoom Meeting ID: 871 3466 4583
Co-host by The East and West Learning Club

Oct 3, 15:00-16:30 the group session on Zoom -a summary with the above poets and open mic (for the translations of their poems)

(Sureway Cultural Service thank supports from the LCP, the EWLC, and Lakeside (Hu Pan) Academy of Canada.)  poetryPost-whole

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In Poetry We Meet: Poetry Reading at VPL – 在詩中相遇

anna-yinThanks to the invitation from Vancouver Public Library, let us meet in poetry.... Friday, July 24, 2020

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm   Online event
Meet Dr. Chun Yu, an award-winning poet based in San Francisco, and Anna Yin, Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate, author of six collections of poetry and an IT Consultant; listen to their bilingual poems and share their creative experiences with boundary crossing. This event will be moderated by Dr. Shuyu Kong, Professor in Humanities at SFU and Co-Director of David Lam Centre for International Communication. This will be conducted in Mandarin.
 
在詩歌裡 — 遇见有趣的靈魂,遇見你。舊金山作家、詩人和科學家俞淳、多倫多密西沙加桂冠詩人、IT咨询师星子安娜,朗誦她們中英文詩歌,交流各自在詩歌中,如何穿越時空,跨越疆界,與愛和美相遇。SFU人文學系教授、林思齐國際文化交流中心主任孔書玉主持。國語活動

 

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Happy Canada Day!

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!

the red maple

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four new poems on Live Encounters July 2020

Thanks Mark Ulyseas and Editors for publishing my fours poems on Live Encounters Poetry & Writing July 2020, 
A Pardon to My Bones  | “Look at the birds of the air…” 
Of Course, I Still Love You  |   Traversing -after Emily Dickinson and Billy Collins 
LE-PW-July-20201-Yin-LEPW-July-2020 Continue reading

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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.
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A World of Poetry: Life and Truth by Anna Yin

A World of Poetry: Life and Truth

A World of Poetry: Life and Truth

In March, I was asked to write for 2020 #NationalPoetryMonth and today #CanadianPoets published it with my online poetry alive workshop.

Please check the article on the Leagues of Canadian Poets: A World of Poetry: Life and Truth by Anna Yin

In this lovely article including both English and Chinese poetry, Anna shares how writing poetry has provided light and meaning in her life as well as the monumental impact poetry brings to others.

A World of Poetry_ Life and Truth – League of Canadian Poets

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Anna Yin’s online poetry alive workshops for schools

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!

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Anna Yin Read at 2019 Chinese Poetry Festival in Toronto

Anna Yin Read her poem in English at 2019 Chinese Poetry Festival 

Anna Yin Read at 2018 Chinese Poetry Festival 

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