Anna Yin Battle of the Bards

Join Anna Yin as she enters the 11th Annual Battle of the Bards on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 7:30PM in the Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre. The cost is $10 per person, however it’s free if you’re a Friend of the Festival, Student/Youth (25 and under) or a Member of the League of Canadian Poets. For… Read more »

Congratulations Anna Yin!

A big congratulations to Anna Yin for being runner up for the 2017 Blue Light Books Twitter Contest! To see her winning poem click the link.

Anna Yin Poetry Review

The Puritan Magazine has reviewed Anna Yin’s Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac. Describing it as: Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac is, at once, about the unstoppable passage of time and what that means for individual humans and for our civilization as a whole. However, this poetry book is also a celebration of all that lives… Read more »

Anna Yin Poetry Project

Anna Yin has been encouraging the residents of Mississauga to reach out to their surroundings through poetry. It’s her hope that this video will encourage others to read and write more poetry and connect to nature and their cities on a more profound level. Click the link to enjoy the sights of Mississauga and the… Read more »

Anna Yin Readings

If you can make it to any of these shows, Anna Yin is a delight to hear! Jan 28, 2016: Poetry Alive (Poets in Schools) at Agincourt Collegiate Institute (Toronto) Jan 31, 2016: 905 Road Show at Yorkgate Mall in North York. April 5 & 8, 2016:  Poetry Alive (Poets in Schools) at Dewey College (Mississauga) April 21-22, 2016: reading at 2016… Read more »

Anna Yin Interview

Emily Dickinson enthusiast and table tennis master, Anna Yin was born in China, and immigrated to Canada in 1999. Although a software developer by nature, Anna found that through her study of the English language she became more and more attracted to poetry. She has authored five poetry books, including Wings Toward Sunlight (2011) and… Read more »

Anna Yin Guest Post

My New Book and Position as Inaugural Poet Laureate When I interviewed Richard Greene about the question: “What do you think poetry is to our modern life?” he replied: “Poetry to our life is like water to fish.” His answer might seem bold and dramatic for some people, but not for me. I can picture… Read more »

Anna Yin

Anna Yin is the Inaugural Poet Laureate of Mississauga (2015-2017) and Ontario representative for the League of Canadian Poets. A finalist for Canada’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award in 2011 and in 2012, Anna has authored five poetry books, including Wings Toward Sunlight (2011) and Inhaling the Silence (2013). Her poems and translations have appeared in the New… Read more »

Haiku Conference

Thank you everyone who made it out to the 2017 Haiku Canada Conference. The event was a great success! Please visit Anna Yin’s blog at the following link for all the details. Check out the video below for highlights and photos from the conference.  

Nightlights

When Anna Yin was a child, she was intrigued by fireflies. Haiku are like these nightlights. In this troublesome world, they guide us on our journey unknown. Nightlights is a collection in six sections that illustrate the journey that is life. In the beginning one can find romance and mystery, then the haiku move to… Read more »

Poetry at the Manor and Bookfest Windsor

The last two weeks have been chock full of literary events around the city of Windsor. On October 27th Marty Gervais hosted the 4th annual Poetry at the Manor, an evening featuring the talents of Poet Laureates from across the country. The night was a success, with standing room only. The poets included: Yvonne Blomer (Victoria,… Read more »

Poetry at the Manor Next Week!

Poetry at the manor is just a week away and to celebrate this we have a special guest post from Marty Gervais, the man who is responsible for the whole thing. Enjoy: Nearly five years ago, Windsor set the standard across Canada for bringing together poets laureate from various Canadian cities for a major literary… Read more »

Poetry at the Manor Vol 4

This years instalment of Poetry at the Manor is less than two weeks away! Make sure you arrive early on October 27th to Willistead Manor as past gatherings have been standing room only. This year we have are honoured to host poets from across Canada, with Yvonne Blomer (Victoria, British Columbia), Micheline Maylor (Calgary, Alberta), Anna… Read more »

Poet Laureate Reading

Join Black Moss poets Anna Yin, Marty Gervais and John B. Lee at the Mississauga Central Library on September 14th as they participate in a Poet Laureate reading. Taking place at 7 pm, the event will include Canadian Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, and Mississauga Youth Poet Laureate Rebecca Zseder. Hosted by Governor General Award… Read more »

Love Poetry Festival 2016

Black Moss Poets Karen Mulhallen and Anna Yin recently participated in the Love Poetry Festival. This is the first year of the Love Poetry Festival celebrating the lives of Milton Acorn and Gwen MacEwen. Please enjoy the following video of the festivities.

How Poet Lorna Crozier and Her Cat Inspired My Poetry

Please enjoy a guest post from Anna Yin: You wonder. Well, the world of poetry is really crazy, full of magic. Back in 2006, when a growing band of Chinese poets in Canada founded a poetry magazine in Chinese and English: the North American Maple, I was an amateur poet although I had won the… Read more »