Polyphonic celebration for Mississauga’s 50th Anniversary (Update)

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 now have started this project since 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:
Poly-Translations 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)
April 6, 2024: A haiku presentation in Kariya, Japan (Check more…)

August 2024:  Anna and participants translate appropriate poems (3-4 locally relevant languages)
Sept 2024:  the above photos, photos of paintings, poetry, translations will 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!

poetry and music at Art Bar Poetry reading on Oct 23

A night of poetry in the heart of Toronto at Art Bar. Anna Yin performed Poetry and Music with Mark Harry and showcase “Starlight Tapestry” by Don Gutteridge with Chinese Translation by Anna. The other featured poet: Kelly Rose Pflug Back and Open mic graced the event as well. Thanks Art Bar Poetry Seriesthe League of Canadian Poets and Canada Council for the Arts.

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.