Global Poetry reading events on Zoom Meeting









Thanks Jiayan Mi for hosting a global Chinese poetry event and inviting me to read. I will be glad to read two poems in Chinese on May 23,2020.

I was also invited by Vita Shtivelman to read my poems in English for Joseph Brodsky Jubilee at another zoom meeting on May 24,2020.  I will read my poems in English.

Please feel free to join either events.

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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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A Song for Nameless Heroes (Music Video)/無名的守護(紀實音樂片)

A Song for Nameless Heroes… Friends in China made this great video as a tribute to the nameless heroes in Wuhan who fight corona virus. I helped to translate the song into English. We hope all go well soon in the whole world.
无名的守护, 让我们岁月静好,让明天美好。


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More Poetry Alive Program| Poets in Schools |Special funding available now!


teach1Poetry Alive is a fun, educational program.  Click here to check.

Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and the League of Canadian Poets for funding Anna’s Poetry alive through Poets in Schools.

 Now it’s special funding time: For visits in March and April, the League is able to fund 100% of the poet’s honorarium.


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Hope is a Thing -Anna’s Poetry reading video (星子安娜原创华语诗歌朗诵短片)

hopetitle2Due to the special reason, 2020 Chinese Poetry Reciting festival event on Jan 30, 2020 was postponed, so I made the movie with my poem and reading. I hope to encourage people in bad times and help them to seek for hope. (pure music one)

因为武汉疫情,2020加拿大原创华语诗歌春晚朗诵会被推迟。虽然无法现场朗诵诗歌,我制作这个诗歌朗诵音像短片,期望诗歌带来美好,带来希望。(作家生活志 存檔

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“In a Fragile Moment: A Landscape of Canadian Poetry”

poetrycanadianpoetry Canada2So glad that my poems are included in “In a Fragile Moment: A Landscape of Canadian Poetry” edited and reviewed by Professor M.Sc. Miguel Ángel Olivé Iglesias for Canadian Poetry Landscape studies at Cuba’s universities.  It is a significant study of 31 Canadian writers: Milton Acorn, Margaret Atwood, Al Purdy, John B. Lee, Keith Inman, Lala Heine-Koehn, Linda Rogers, Glen Sorestad…Thanks Professor Miguel and Hidden Brook Press. To order copies through or Amazon

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More updated news about books and publications (新聞以及發表更新)


诗歌那些事儿-加拿大见闻 (祝贺安省桂冠诗人的设立)及其他  | 加中新闻

  • Poems published in Taiwan
  • Poems used by local art project


rock1 Taiwan1poems

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Glad to have new poems published in Arc Poetry and the Epoch Poetry Quarterly

Glad to have new poems published in Arc Poetry and the Epoch Poetry Quarterly. Thanks editors in Canada and in Taiwan.  Each of them has a national-wide reputation and long history, One in English, the other in Chinese.  Thanks for including my new poems.  Also I want to thank Miguel Ángel Olivé Iglesias from Cuba to publish my poems in Envoy 91! and review my poetry in In a Fragile Moment which includes 31 poets in Canada and will be used to as an introduction to Canadian Literature (and Canada) to students in University of Holguín, Cuba.

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《愛的燈塔/Love’s Lighthouse》在台灣出版,广受欢迎和好评!










与普通中英文简单互译的诗集不同,这本诗集的独特之处是针对同一内容的中英文的独立创作。作者是成熟的汉语诗人,同时在英语诗人中享有盛誉。可以说这本诗集只有作者,没有译者。中文诗和英文诗各存异趣,交相辉映,各自承载了两种文字的美感。这为中英比较文学提供了一个范例。       ——曉鳴(北美中西文化交流协会会长)


Yin is endlessly perspicacious, endlessly compelling… She brings to Canadian poetry a sense of classicism and aestheticism and minimalism, all nicely mixed up with sensuality.
—George Elliott Clarke, 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada

Anna Yin’s poems give us beauty in all its delicacy and its strength—a full glowing presence that sometimes, mysteriously, is just a fleeting hint, a dance of shadows….This is an original poet following her intuition ever deeper into the secrets of emotion and reality.
—A. F. Moritz, 6th Toronto Poet Laureate, 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize Winner


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Photos and Videos for Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice- at Aurora Public Library

Thanks to support from libraries (Milton, Mississauga, Whichurch-Stouffville and Aurora), we had four very successful poetry events in Oct for Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice. Here are some photos/videos at Aurora auroraPoetslaureateNight3Public Library.

group5Photos credit goes to Aurora Public Library

Thank them for making the event successful

Videos of the event as following:



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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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