Release: Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More eBook is ready for free download

We are happy to announce Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More project has successfully completed. Special thanks to Mississauga Arts Council for awarding me a MicroGrant and our other generous sponsors: the League of Canadian poets, Sureway Press, Triple J Canada Consulting Inc, Kaideed International Education Service and the Elite3 Realtor Team. Here is our short video, I hope you enjoy our free eBook by clicking the book cover below.

If you cannot view the above video on YouTube, you can watch it here:

HUB Creative Talks with Anna Yin, Poet & Author

Watch MAC latest edition of HUB Creative Talks! Sherri Murray, MAC’s Communications Producer met with accomplished poet and author, Anna Yin to chat about her life-long achievements such as being Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate from 2015-2017, some favourite moments in her career so far, her writing process, and more information on her poetry workshops. She also chats with us about her new Haiku project, Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More, that recently won a MAC MicroGrant!

Call for haiku submission, and photos for our previous events

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.

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

Photos at the Japan Festival at Celebration Square in Mississauga on Aug 20. 2022.

Feedback from our participants for our online haiku workshops:

I am grateful for the opportunity to attend Anna Yin’s haiku writing workshops. Her passion for poetry is infectious and she works tirelessly in promoting this art form in the City of Mississauga. She’s very generous in sharing her expertise with others. In the short period that I worked with her as a mentor, I’ve learned so much and am looking forward to more. — Maria LaGarde

This is the second time I’ve attended one of Anna Yin’s workshops and each time I learned a great deal about modern English haiku. For someone just beginning to explore the genre, I found her instruction to be invaluable. In this session we were challenged to explore each other’s work, to discover what worked, what didn’t and why. I feel this deeper understanding will aid me immensely in strengthening my own haiku. —— Sally Quon

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

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.

Updates from Kimball Electronics’ Take a Haiku Hike Challenge

Anna Yin was happy to be a guest speaker and a judge for Kimball Electronics’ Take a Haiku Hike Challenge. Here are the winners with Communications Director Scott Saalman’s announcement. Thank Anna, Scott and all the participants, for bringing about such an amazing event where new talents were discovered. Anna invites all interested to join our online haiku workshops in the summer. Your contributions will be considered for inclusion in our eBook in Oct.

Anna Yin’s 24 haiku inspired by Neville G. Poy & Vivienne Poy’s Precious Moments

To celebrate National Poetry Month & Asian Heritage Month, Anna Yin wrote 24 haiku that were inspired by Neville G. Poy & Vivienne Poys beautiful photography book: Precious Moments. Please check the video to find more about Poys’ wonderful book! Some of them will be used at Anna Yin’s school and community haiku workshop programs. Thanks Dr. Vivienne’s permission!

(1-12)

spring again…
magnolia trees
turn sky pink

*
cool morning air
along Muskoka trail
spider’s web shines

*
tapping from woodpeckers
sudden splash from the beaver
as hikers turn

*
loons’ calling
scattered diamonds on the lake
the sun rises

*
in Vivienne’s still pose
a red fox passing her—
a still rock

*
on the top of
the green glass lake
canoe gliding by

*
pause for new bud
squirrel in its praying pose
shutter clicks

*
unfurling
the red rose’s hues:
Neville’s exact lens

*
love-hate
fawn visiting
Poys pray flowers be spared

*
behind a green wall
children’s laughter
rises from gooseneck loosestrifes

*
horizontal rainbow…
whose brush splashes
this colorful scarf?

*
summer sunset
diving through swimming rings
mallard ducklings

(13-24)

heat waves
hovering over red crocosmia
hummingbirds whizz

*
pink water lily
mirroring herself…
full moon night

*
claiming their crab apples
mother bear and her cubs
up and down Poys’ trees

*
in fall winds
butterflies flit
among mums’ blooms

*
autumn lake view
by Poys’ cottage
free oil paintings from masters

*
floating in the wind
milkweed seeds…
someone’s love story?

*
ritual for life…
arranging dried peonies and hydrangeas
in hollowed logs

*
through bare branches
a pink moon rises
beyond the dusky ravine

*
fluffy snow
Vivienne, a child again…
the gentle touch of snowflakes

*
tracks in snow
mixed footprints
from un-invited visitors

*
Christmas party
outside the Poys’ cozy home
glittering ice crystal

*
up high the sunroom
blooming geraniums
and the family’s winter spirit

Anna Yin : 2022/04/30

Anna’s other two poems for Dr. Vivienne Poy:

Reading Vivienne Poy’s Passage to Promise Land (2013) and The Family Tree (2015)

Brief guide to haiku:

Celebrate the Moon Festival with Your Own Haiku – 這個中秋淺吟俳句

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 poetryTo join please register at Vancouver Public Library site.  Thanks Diann.

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Anna Yin’s online poetry alive workshops for schools and Haiku workshop

Anna is a participating poet for the League’s Poets In The Schools Program, and she has thoughtfully made her “Poetry Alive” classroom workshops available on Youtube. Check out her workshop. it’s poetry fun for the whole family! 

 

Anna Yin’s Online Haiku workshop

Anna is a participating poet for the League’s Poets In The Schools Program, and she has thoughtfully made her “Poetry Alive” classroom workshops available on Youtube. Check out her workshop. it’s poetry fun for the whole family!