Anna Yin


Toronto, ON
Ontario CA

Author's Bio

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), which were published by Mosaic Press. Anna has won a number of poetry awards, including the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, the 2010/2014 MARTY Literary Arts Awards and the 2013 Professional Achievement Award from CPAC. Her poems in English & Chinese and ten translations by her were in a Canadian Studies textbook used by Humber College. She has been interviewed by CBC Radio, Rogers TV , CCTV and TalentVisionTV etc. Anna was a finalist for Canada’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award in 2011 and in 2012. Her poems were published by Arc Poetry, the New York Times, China Daily, Rice Paper Magazine, World Journal etc. “Still Life” from her book “Wings Toward Sunlight” was selected to displayed on 700 buses in 13 cities across Canada for the Poetry In Transit project. Her Poetry Alive Program/ Poetry Education Program in local libraries, high schools and colleges has helped people to study and appreciate poetry

Publications & Prizes

Inhaling the Silence (Mosaic Press, 2013)
Wings Toward Sunlight (Mosaic Press, 2011)
Prizes won: 

2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award
2010/2014 MARTY Award
2013 CPAC Professional Achievement Award and more:

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Dante's House by Richard Greene, The Self-Completing Tree by Dorothy Livesay, Traverse by George Elliott Clarke

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Chinese American
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Last update: Jan 08, 2015