Anna Yin

Anna Yin

On June 17, the Culture Division introduced Anna Yin as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Mississauga. Anna will serve a two year term (2015-2017) as the City of Mississauga's Poet Laureate. The honorary position recognizes a poet who writes poetry or spoken word and has written on themes that are relevant to the citizens of Mississauga. The position holds four key objectives:

  • * Serve as a literary ambassador for the City of Mississauga to audiences both within and outside of the City;
  • * Promote poetry and literary arts within the City;
  • * Raise the profile of writers in Mississauga; and
  • * Create an artistic legacy through public readings and civic interactions.

For more information on the Poet Laureate Program please contact Kathryn Garland at Kathryn.garland@mississauga.ca or 905-615-3200 x4063.

About Anna Yin

Anna Yin is the author of five books of poetry including Wings Toward Sunlight and Inhaling the Silence. She is the Ontario representative for the League of Canadian Poets, been featured on CBC radio and has read her poetry on Parliament Hill. She is the recipient of several awards including the Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTY Literary Arts Awards and the Chinese Professionals Association of Canada Professional Achievement Award.

Her poem "Still Life" was part of the Poetry in Transit project featured on buses across Canada in 2013. Anna has actively promoted poetry and hosted many events in Mississauga and across Ontario. Her new poetry collection Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac will be published in 2015. Anna Yin was born in China and immigrated to Canada in 1999. She currently lives and works in Mississauga

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