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Anna Yin

Anna Yin

From Chinese culture-rooted landscape to new and welcoming Canadian landscape, Anna Yin has found her home in poetry and authored five poetry collections and one collection of translations. She won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTYs, two scholarships from USA and three grants from Ontario Arts Council. Anna was selected as Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate. Her poems/translations have appeared at Queen’s Quarterly, ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio etc. She performed on Parliament Hill, at Austin International Poetry Festival, Edmonton Poetry Festival. She continues exploring landscapes through Poetry Alive workshops with multimedia. website: http//



Mirrors and Windows. Guernica Editions , 2021
愛的燈塔/Love’s Lighthouse. SHOWWE -Taiwan, 2019
Nightlights. Black Moss Press, 2017
Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac. Black Moss Press, 2015
Inhaling the Silence. Mosaic Press, 2013
Wings Toward Sunlight. Mosaic Press, 2011


Ted Plantos Memorial Award for the Ontario Poetry Society, 2005
MARTY Award for the Established Literary Arts for Mississauga Arts Council , 2014
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

virtual online meeting with poetry reading and stories sharing and discussions, also could be lecture or speech style, theme can be talking about poetry writing process, translation or publishing etc.

Presentation Length:
45-90 minutes
Poetry Alive
3-12 or adults
Audience Size:
Workshop Description:

Poetry Alive is designed to be fun, educational and appropriate for all ages.  Through different types of poetry (haiku, concrete poems, free verse, sonnets, found poetry etc) reflecting daily life and connecting with the Natural world, Anna discusses how words, thoughts and images work together to enrich our experience of life. By combining computer arts and live audience participation, Anna helps those involved explore the world of imagination through words. Each time Anna adjusts her program to fit the needs of different audiences with various writing exercises, games or entertainment.


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