Hosts: George Elliott Clarke and Yang Wang (May 14, 2021)
Thank Aurora Public Library, Ontario for designing and planning the event! Looking forward to it! In 2019, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice- at Aurora Public Library. was a success.
Pre-order is available. Looking forward to the book launch in Oct, 2021.
Here is a video to introduce the book.
Thank Department of English, Jahangirnagar University for inviting Anna Yin to talk about her poetry journey and read poetry for them. They hope together we celebrate the World Poetry Day of 2021. You are welcome to join us on March 22.
WePoetry 【海外詩粹】2021-01: a special issue of poetry and translation from 《Mirrors and Windows/镜子与窗户》(includes 36 accomplished English-language poets’ work with Anna’s Chinese translation, and 20 skilled Chinese-language poets’ work with Anna’s English translation)
我也咬到了它多汁的果實。」 就此而言，無論是“被迫”還是自投“詩歌”這張大網的，只要樂而為之，並把他們當成一門藝術，一門學問， 並且持之以恆地去做，都會結出好的果子來的。 Vivian雯 2021/01/10 於紐約
Mirrors and Windows is a selection of representative work of 56 Canadian, American and Chinese modern poets with translation by Anna Yin. It includes 36 accomplished English-language poets’ work with Anna’s Chinese translation, and 20 skilled Chinese-language poets’ work with Anna’s English translation. It provides various styles and topics from the work of a wide range of ages of modern poets of East and West.
Thank Guernica Editions for scheduling the book for fall 2021 launch on Oct. 1 2021
Here are videos for these events. Stay tune for more in 2021.
John Robert Colombo
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19 May 2021
Dear Anna Yin and Terry Barker:
Many thanks are due to the two of you for drawing my attention to Tracking the True North, the reading of which gave me great pleasure, that of reminding me of what I already knew and of introducing me to what was new to me.
SureWay Press has produced an agreeably informative text and a volume that has the distinguishing characteristics of being two essays and indeed two texts in one – a detailed and exact narrative about conceptions about the “lost past” and a wealth of commentaries on ever-present (albeit hard-to-find) source materials.
I am sorry you did not notice in passing Colombo’s All Time Great Canadian Quotations (1994), which has hundreds of chronologically arranged quotations, the first of which begins in 1,000 B.C. (from the Vedas) and the last to A.D. 1995 with Judith Merril embracing the vision of the Voyager Interstellar Record then approaching outer space. There is also is the “Polar World / Tropical Valley” section of the final thirty pages of Mysterious Canada (1988) which covers some of your material from highly imaginative and conceptual perspectives including the Theosophical one.
The author has done an amazing amount of reading and has bravely embraced the imaginative and intuitive dimensions of human desire, illusion, knowledge, history, hope, and achievement. It puts “Canadian” history in the widest of possible perspectives. I hope Tracking the True North sets the compasses of young readers spinning and awakens their sense that history is a story that may indeed be true.
Thank you all. These two workshops are fully booked.
See you then.