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

Haiku walking tour at River Wood Garden and More

We had a great time for haiku walking tour. The participants enjoyed their experience and each wrote nice work. July 9 will be online haiku workshop, then July 23, 2022: haiku virtual walking tour at art gallery of Mississauga +On line Workshop. You all are welcome to join! Free charge. Thank all our sponsors! Check more photos.

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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《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)

多伦多图书馆中文读书会:星子安娜(Anna Yin)诗歌故事分享

多伦多图书馆主持星子安娜(Anna Yin)诗歌故事分享/2022年3月19日下午2点-3点半(美东时间) 

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  1. 安娜介绍名字由来以及诗歌故事。 分享2分钟读诗短片:As Much As You Know以及中文
  2. 播放一段 3分钟视频 十年诗歌之旅
  3. 讲叙如何走上诗歌之旅, 并分享两首诗歌 《作别向日葵》以及如何写诗,诗歌为何获奖和被CBC 电台采访播放的故事
  4. 如何当选为密市桂冠诗人,以及责任以及义务,分享一首图像诗和几首Haiku
  5. 分享如何翻译洛夫的诗以及收获,同时分享6分钟中英朗诵视频。
  6. 做为诗歌评委,谈谈给诗歌投稿的一点建议。(看时间而定)
  7. Q/A 和Open Mic