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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Happy Father’s Day

fatherPoemAnnaYinMore 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.
a long journey home
my father’s homemade fish
mouth slightly-open
(My other poems in Chinese and English for my father are in my book: 爱的灯塔-星子安娜双语诗选, also My father’s Temple: at The Parliamentary Poet Laureate site )
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