Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with a fun and interactive poetry appreciation event hosted by Anna Yin at Zoom Meeting。 There will be haiku and photo matching activities, fun moon-view games, and the poetry guessing game “Mirrors and Windows” that will help you write your own poetry. To join please register at Vancouver Public Library site. Thanks Diann.
John Robert Colombo
42 Dell Park Avenue / Toronto M6B 2T6 / Canada
Phone 1 (416) 782 6853
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 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
The Flowering Mind Summit Founder Iris He invited Anna Yin to share her poems and her poetry journey at the Living Your Dream Life Summit (Jan 11- Jan 20 free event) to help others to find their passion and fulfil their dream.
Here is a short video summarizing the interviews in English. Thanks the League of Canadian Poets for funding.
Preview YouTube video Anna Yin’s Interview Chinese (20 minutes)