New Book to announce: What We Do Not Know by DC Reid, translated by Anna Yin

Another book of translations by Anna Yin will be published in Mar, 2024. The author of the book is DC Reid. DC is broadly known for extensive writing on in-ocean fish farms; neuroplasticity and extensive creativity mechanisms. He lives in Victoria, BC. Anna will introduce his work to broad Chinese communities. Recently, Anna’s translations of Reid’s poetry has been published in 新大陆诗刊 #200 in USA. Congratulations on Reid and Anna!

DC Reid is a Canadian writer and poet whose work lives in multiple disciplines: web-based video-poems, environment writing and novels. His poetry has won silver in the Bliss Carman Award twice and twenty-five other awards. DC里德是一位加拿大作家,诗人和小说家。获25项写作奖

Polyphonic celebration for Mississauga’s 50th Anniversary

Mississauga is home to Indigenous peoples and diverse ethnic groups. Over years, Mississauga has evolved from small villages into a modern city. This project is a unique project designed and lead by Anna Yin to celebrate Mississauga’s 50th anniversary by collecting stories from different people and arts in Mississauga, creating a new set of poetry, and collaborating with artists and translators to create polyphonic celebration. With a Matchmaker Microgrant from MAC in Dec, 2023 and sponsorship from local business and artists, we are now starting this project on Jan 1, 2024.

Paintings of Mississauga by Nisreen Art.
City’s clip by Sarah Hei & Anna Yin

Main activities’ schedule

Jan 1- July 10, 2024: appropriate stories will be collected and researched to compose a series of poetry themed around the city’s 50th anniversary (See my plan and some samples)


April- Aug 20: Anna collaborates with other artists for paintings
Mar, 2024: Free public zoom meeting: (1 hour show case, 1 hour for case studies and discussion)
Poly-Translation –from art to poetry to film (跨界多译­——艺术/诗歌/电影)
(sponsored by East and West Learning Connections & The League of Canadian Poets)


August 2024:  Anna and participants translate appropriate poems (3-4 locally relevant languages)
Sept 2024:  the above photos, photos of paintings, poetry, translation swill be combined to produce eBook.
Oct 4, 2024: Release the eBook and showcase it on social media and sureway press website

Thank sponsors for their great support! Please also check our previous successful projects with the following link. You are welcome to join us for this new project in 2024!

Celebrating Live Encounters Poetry & Writing 14th anniversary

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!

Congratulations on James Rolfe’s another masterpiece: Wound Turned to Light, CD launch

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.

Congratulations on the launch of “Awakening,” a poetry film inspired by the public art in Mississauga!

“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.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS- Early Days with Anne by Don Gutteridge ( A gift from Don Gutteridge)

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.

May’s featured poet: Don Gutteridge

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。

Don’s poetry collection with Anna Yin’s Chinese translation will soon be published by Sureway Press. Congratulations! Thanks Albert Moritz 牧辛 & R. G. Moyles for blurbs!
More poems by Don with Anna Yin’s translations are in Epoch Poetry Quarterly, New World Poetry etc. We will showcase more. Stay tuned!