Call for haiku submission

Call for haiku submission to be included in Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More eBook publication (editors: Anna Yin and Hans Jongman), Please send 1 -5 haiku to [email protected] before the deadline Sept 1, 2022, Publication date Oct, 6 2022.  We are also calling for haiku based on the photos we provided at the link.

Those who submit their haiku before Aug 10 will have a possibility of having their work to showcase at the Japan Festival at Celebration Square in Mississauga on Aug 20. 2022.

(Copyright belongs to the poet, but we ask for free to use on our website, eBook, and the event and workshops etc. Thanks)

Want to register Aug 13 (3-5pm) our last free online workshop?

To find out more about this project one of 2022 MAC MicroGrant Winning Programs, please click here. 

Anna Yin & Hans Jongman

The Spirit of Poetry Across Ontario Updates

Readings by Poet Laureates across Ontario in celebration of National Poetry Month 2022.

Now the video is uploaded for watching.

Al Moritz – Toronto
Randell Adjei – Province of Ontario
Jessica Outram – Cobourg
Anna Yin – First Poet Laureate of Mississauga
Richard M. Grove – Brighton
Jason Heroux – Kingston
Richard-Yves Sitoski – Owen Sound
Victoria Butler – Barrie
Thomas Leduc – Sudbury
Albert Dumont – Ottawa (Anglophone)
Gilles Latour – Ottawa (Francophone)
Sarah Lewis – Peterborough
Alex-Andrei Ungurenasu – Windsor
Ayomide Bayowa/Current Poet Laureate of Mississauga
Former Poet Laureate Paul Edward Costa – Mississauga

Poetry Seeds was selected for the LCP’s chapbook: On the Storm / In the Struggle: poets on survival

Anna Yin’s Haiku project won a MAC’s 2022 MicroGrant

Mississauga Arts Council Announces 2022 MAC MicroGrant Program Winners

Former Mississauga Poet Laureate Anna Yin’s Haiku workshops will combine in-person walks and virtual writing workshops focusing on building creative and resilient communities. The first nature walk starts June 25, 2022 and the workshops run throughout the summer. Please check the detail and how to register.

Showcase of poems and paintings with translations for Asian Heritage Month 2022

Luo Fu (1928-2018), a great poet of modern Chinese poetry, was born in Hunan, China. In 1954, he founded the Epoch Poetry Quarterly with Zhang Mo and Ya Xian, and served as the chief editor for many years. He has authored 37 collections of poems, and his works have been translated into English, French, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Swedish and other languages.

洛夫印象 /Anna Yin

想象中的你,
还没有从 湖南那场大雪 走出,
那剪烛的夜谈,
清瘦地倒映在我的梦里。

我的思绪还停留在
金龙禅寺 的台阶上,
日暮,晚钟,
遥远的你
沉沉不语。

如何抓住
一把湿漉漉的钟声,
还有
半盆寂寞的月光。。。

岁月不停留地攀上
厚厚叠叠的诗句,
而镜中的你
不是白衣的侠客
和归隐的山人,
那一身掩映的枫红
在如洗的日子里。

于是我不断地说,
明年回去,
再遇—
湖南那场大雪。

Anna Yin will read her poem for Poet Luofu at the above event online on May 21.

More to share:

More about Luofu’s poetry and Anna Yin’s translation:

Yan Li (poet and artist) was born in Beijing in 1954. He started writing poetry in 1973 and painting in 1979. He was a member of the pioneering art group “Star Painting Club” and the literary group “Today” in Beijing in 1979, and held the first solo exhibition of pioneering art in China in 1984. In 1987, he founded the poetry journal “First Line New York” (which ceased publication in 2000) and resumed publication in New York in June 2020, where he continues to serve as editor-in-chief. He is the president of the Overseas Chinese Writers’ Association.

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arts

《艺术外滩》专栏现场 ∣ 严力: 首次与二十一世纪共进晚餐

Poems and Paintings by Yan Li (严力) & translations by Anna Yin (appeared on an art magazine in Shanghai)

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2022

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Celebrate by carrying a poem & sharing it with others throughout the day!

This year’s Poem In Your Pocket Collection features poetry by: Ashley Elizabeth Best, Jaclyn Piudik, Keith Inman, Maureen Hynes, Bänoo Zan, Angela Cen, Callista Markotich, Harry Posner, Mark Kim, Annick MacAskill, Amy LeBlanc, Frances Boyle, Anna Yin and Marlene Grand Maitre.
These poems are also available as audio recordings and a printable booklet. To print and share from your home, check out the 2022 Poem In Your Pocket Day Booklet from LCP. 

George Elliott Clarke Presents 5 Poets Breaking Into Song

George Elliott Clarke Presented a night of poetry, music and song by 5 fine poets and 2 wondrous musicians on April 6, 2022. Thanks Aurora Public Library, Ontario and The League of Canadian Poets

George Elliott Clarke l Poet Laureate (Toronto)
Giovanna Riccio l Poet, Co-Host (Toronto)
Louise Bernice Halfe l Parliamentary Poet Laureate (Regina)
Anna Yin l Chinese l Poet (Mississauga)
Boyd Warren Chubbs l Poet (St. John’s)
Astrid Brunner l Poet (Halifax)
Andrea Thompson l Poet (Toronto)
Juliet Palmer l Pianist (Toronto)
James Rolfe l Composer (Toronto)

Author Talks: Anna Yin on April 6 at Mississauga Public Library

This National Poetry Month, Author Talks: Anna Yin at Mississauga Library went well.

Here are some feedback:

On behalf of Mississauga Library, and our program participants, Thank YOU for a great Author Talk session on Wednesday evening. It was a very engaging talk and we received very positive feedback for the program. I’ve shared a customer comment below:· Anna was very engaging and the conversation with her flowed nicely.Thank you again for your time for this program. It was a pleasure working with you, and I hope we get a chance to host you again in person! —Elizabeth Caione

Dear Anna, I greatly enjoyed your Mississauga Library interview last night. I thought the questions were good, and your answers were engaging and illuminating. —Allan Briesmaster