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Anna Yin was born in China and immigrated to Canada in 1999. She has authored five poetry books, including Wings Toward Sunlight (2011) and Inhaling the Silence (2013) and Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac (2015). Anna has won a number of poetry awards, including the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, the 2010/2014 MARTY Literary Arts Awards and a 2013 CPAC Professional Achievement Award. Her poems in English & Chinese and ten translations by her were in a Canadian Studies textbook used by Humber College. Anna has been interviewed by CBC Radio, Rogers TV , CCTV and TalentVisionTV etc . Her poem “Still Life” was displayed across Canada for the Poetry In Transit project in 2013/2014. Anna was a “Living book” for the Living Library at the Mississauga Campus of University of Toronto. Anna is Mississauga’s First Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and Ontario representative to the League of Canadian Poets (2013-2016). Her “Poetry Alive” events and workshops are welcomed at schools, colleges and libraries, especially for the Poets in Schools Program. Anna holds a B.Sc. degree from Nanjing University and a Creative Writing Certificate from the University of Toronto. She lives and works in Mississauga, Ontario. website: annapoetry.com

Memberships:
- The Ontario Poetry Society

- The League of Canadian Poets

Books in Print:
Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac: Black Moss Press 2015 ISBN 978-0887535536 (17:00$)
Inhaling the Silence: Mosaic Press 2013 ISBN: 978-0-88962-994-3 (17.95 $)
Wings Toward Sunlight (Second Printing 2014): Mosaic Press 2011 ISBN: 978-0-88962-928-8 (17.95 $)

Chapbooks:
Beyond My Knowing,
Farewell to Sunflowers(Chinese/English),
Jasimine Starlight.

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