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.
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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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.
Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Celebrate by carrying a poem & sharing it with others throughout the day!
This year’s Poem In Your Pocket Collection features poetry by: Ashley Elizabeth Best, Jaclyn Piudik, Keith Inman, Maureen Hynes, Bänoo Zan, Angela Cen, Callista Markotich, Harry Posner, Mark Kim, Annick MacAskill, Amy LeBlanc, Frances Boyle, Anna Yin and Marlene Grand Maitre. These poems are also available as audio recordings and a printable booklet. To print and share from your home, check out the 2022 Poem In Your Pocket Day Booklet from LCP.
George Elliott Clarke l Poet Laureate (Toronto) Giovanna Riccio l Poet, Co-Host (Toronto) Louise Bernice Halfe l Parliamentary Poet Laureate (Regina) Anna Yin l Chinese l Poet (Mississauga) Boyd Warren Chubbs l Poet (St. John’s) Astrid Brunner l Poet (Halifax) Andrea Thompson l Poet (Toronto) Juliet Palmer l Pianist (Toronto) James Rolfe l Composer (Toronto)
On behalf of Mississauga Library, and our program participants, Thank YOU for a great Author Talk session on Wednesday evening. It was a very engaging talk and we received very positive feedback for the program. I’ve shared a customer comment below:· Anna was very engaging and the conversation with her flowed nicely.Thank you again for your time for this program. It was a pleasure working with you, and I hope we get a chance to host you again in person! —Elizabeth Caione
Dear Anna, I greatly enjoyed your Mississauga Library interview last night. I thought the questions were good, and your answers were engaging and illuminating. —Allan Briesmaster
In celebration of world Poetry Day, the League of Canadian Poets is proud to share the winners of the 2022 Very Small Verse Contest and Broadsheet Contest. #AnnaYin #Poetry # JaclynPiudik #worldpoetryday2022