This new issue includes Anna Yin’s two poems, Don Gutteridge’s three poems, Terry Barker’s review of “Starlight Tapestry” (Poetry by Don Gutteridge, Chinese translation by Anna Yin) and other international fine poets and writers. Thank Mark Ulyseas and edictal team for the beautiful magazine (Live Encounters Poetry & Writing 14th anniversary) Congratulations to all!
Wound Turned to Light, CD launch concert at Heliconian club, Toronto on Oct 13/14 2023
The CD features 19 tracks (incl. 16 songs commissioned by George Elliott Clarke) by poets: Al Moritz, Andrea Tompson, Louise Bernice Halfe, Leonard Cohen, Choucri Paul Zemokhol, Boyd Warren Chubbs, Amatoritsero Ede, Luciano Iacobelli, Giovanna Riccio, Ayesha Chatterjee, Banoo Zan, Richard Sanger, Astrid Brunner (twice), Anna Yin, and GEC (twice). Produced by Redshift Records (TK540), the CD comes with a beautiful booklet, featuring liner notes, the poems-now-lyrics, bios, photos.
“Awakening”, a poetry film inspired by public art in Mississauga now has been released. The short film was produced and directed by Anna Yin with her film crew members Sarah Hei and Roy Marques. The film covers more than 10 pieces of public art in Mississauga and reveals the city’s unique history and culture with beautiful natural scenes. This project won a 2023 Micro Matchmaker grant from Mississauga Arts Council and was supported by local art groups and businesses. Here is the film link for you to enjoy:
Special thanks to the Mississauga Arts Council, the Mississauga Nation, Triple J Canada, and Kaideed Education. Congratulations on this exciting release! Check more about this project.
In Don Gutteridge’s Starlight Tapestry, Anna Yin presents a superb group of poems full of ripe wisdom from a poet who has played a central role in Canadian literature for more than fifty years. And she contributes to Chinese poetry with her translations of Gutteridge’s work and vision. Gutteridge is a poet of “the loving lustre of our life / together”. His is a world that is “always / a burled beginning, all feel / and sense and tendrill’d touch.” The poet’s veneration for all good things that he encounters is vividly displayed in this collection.
—A. F. Moritz
Don Gutteridge is a Canadian author of 70 books: fiction, poetry and scholarly works; one of his poetry books was a finalist for Governor General’s Literary Awards in 1973. He taught at Western University in the Department of English Methods. He is now professor emeritus and lives in London, Ontario. 唐·古特里奇是加拿大作家，出版了70本书：小说、诗歌和学术作品,诗集1973年曾入围加拿大总督文学奖。唐·古特里奇在西安大略大学英语方法系任教多年。
Zoom Meeting hosted by MAC with featured poets: Armand Garnet Ruffo and Anna Yin Date/time: July 13,2023 19:00-20:00 (ET) (free zoom meeting will be provided after registration though [email protected] or Eventbrite
Mississauga is home to Indigenous peoples and diverse ethnic groups. Public art is vital to connect communities and showcase cultural identities. When I was Mississauga’s inaugural poet laureate, I envisioned a project that would link poetry and public art in a collaborative film. In March 2023, I wrote a poem “Reflecting on Public Art in Mississauga” inspired by this idea and submitted it with my film project, together these won MAC’s 2023 spring Matchmaker MicroGrant.
Now we are ready to begin our project and plan to finish a film based on it in Oct, 2023. We would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming film-making activities. Click the link to read the poem!
We also want to extend our congratulations on the publication of Don’s new poetry collection, “Starlight Tapestry,” with Anna Yin’s translations! Anna brought copies of the book to the Mitchell Poetry Festival in Ontario on June 17, 2023 and donated one to the library.