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
First Line has published many fine Chinese poets. Thanks editors’ all wonderful work, #6 is available to order online. This issue includes Anna Yin’s two new Chinese poems and two new translations, one for Dr. Armand Garnet Ruffo.
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.
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.
Anna Yin will read her poem for Poet Luofu at the above event online on May 21.
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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.