Frank Jiang’s poetry collection in Chinese/把时光绕进诗里——江南诗选 (SureWay Press, 2021)

江南/Frank Jiang,  作者/Author
Winding Time into Poetry/Frank Jiang
First book edition Feb, 2021
ISBN 978-0-9739148-4-9 (book)
Editor/编辑:Anna Yin (星子安娜)
Cover Designer/封面设计:Oliver Yang (杨鸿)



《Mirrors and Windows/镜子与窗户》will be published on Oct 1, 2021


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

In 2020, Anna Yin hosted Poetry in Translation /East Meets West (4+1) with four contributors: George Elliott Clarke, Molly Peacock, Alice Major and A. F. Moritz.

Here are videos for these events. Stay tune for more in 2021.



Group Session: Poetry In Translation/East Meets West/ Oct 3

The Series of online Poetry in Translation seminars has been successful, the final one was a group session which was on Oct 3, afternoon 3:00-4:30 with all four featured poets and Michael Mirolla, Guernica Editions joining us.

  • Guest poets reading and group discussion: 3:00-4:00PM
  • Open Mic / 4:00-4:30pm

Thank you all join us. Thank the League of Canadian Poets for funding.
Co-host by The East and West Learning Club

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Sept 22: the Art Bar Poetry Series (Frances Boyle and Anna Yin)

The Art Bar Poetry Series Feature  Frances Boyle and Anna Yin
host: Mike Lipsius
on Sept 22, from 20:00-21:30
Reading online (facebook)
Anna Yin was Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and has authored five collections of poetry. Her poems/translations have appeared at ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal etc. Anna won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTYs, two scholarships from West Chester University Poetry Conference, three grants from OAC and 2013 Professional Achievement Award from CPAC. She performed her poetry on Parliament Hill and has been featured at 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival and 2017 National poetry month project etc. She teaches Poetry Alive at schools, colleges and libraries. Her website:
Frances Boyle is the author of two poetry books, most recently This White Nest (Quattro Books, 2019). She has also written Seeking Shade, a short story collection (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2020) and Tower, a novella (Fish Gotta Swim Editions, 2018) as well as several chapbooks. Her writing has appeared throughout North America and the U.K. including recent and forthcoming work in Best Canadian Poetry 2020BlackbirdPrairie FireEventDreichFeral¸ Parentheses Journal and Cypress. Frances served on the editorial board of Arc Poetry Magazine for over ten years, and now writes reviews for that journal and for Canthius: feminism and literary arts. She lives in Ottawa. Visit and follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @francesboyle19.

Video for Poetry in Translation (4)/George Elliott Clarke and Anna Yin


George Elliott Clarke and Anna Yin discussed poetry, translations and life experiences with writing poetry related to political issues, difficult history and identity etc. They also shared the view of poets laureate’s role for politics.

The 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and the 7th Parliamentary/Canadian Poet Laureate (2016-17), George Elliott Clarke is a revered artist in song, drama, fiction, screenplay, essays, and poetry. Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1960, Clarke was educated at the University of Waterloo, Dalhousie University, and Queen’s University. Clarke is also a pioneering scholar of African-Canadian literature. A professor of English at the University of Toronto, Clarke has taught at Duke, McGill, the University of British Columbia, and Harvard. He holds eight honorary doctorates, plus appointments to the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada at the rank of Officer. His recognitions include the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellows Prize, the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Gold Award for Poetry,, the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry (US), and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award.


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