Awards Link: http://www.annapoetry.com/?page_id=56
Publications link: http://www.annapoetry.com/?page_id=166
Poetry Alive Education Program: http://www.annapoetry.com/?page_id=378
Books in Print:
Inhaling the Silence: Mosaic Press 2013 (57 Poems| 70 pages) ISBN: 978-0-88962-994-3 (17.95 $)
Wings Toward Sunlight (Second Printing 2014): Mosaic Press 2011 (75 Poems| 100 pages) ISBN: 978-0-88962-928-8 (17.95 $)
Beyond My Knowing, Farewell to Sunflowers(Chinese/English), Jasimine Star Light.
Poet in the Schools
Grade Levels: 4 - 12
Poetry Alive Program (poetry reading through PowerPoint presentation with students’ interactive analysis)
For elementary children:
I will select various interesting yet easy-reading poems by other poets and myself which reflect our daily life and connect to Nature. Through introducing several types of poetry (haiku, concrete poem and other short poetry forms), I will display how words, thoughts and images are connected and developed. This enlightening program which will explore the world of imagination and create a joyful experience in words. The presentation is flexible and concluded with question and answer or writing exercises.
For secondary students:
I will select more advanced haiku, free verse and other poems by myself and other poets which focus on relationships, nature beauty, history and the events of our daily lives too. I will show them that how a simple scene can be developed into a profound poem through editing and thinking about it from different angles. I can also adapt my Poetry Alive event to focus on the poets you prefer and share how I am inspirited by them. As I did at the poetry presentation for Raymond Souster at Al PurdyFest, I linked western and Asian cultural traditions to broaden the audience's understanding and spark their interests.
At all my Poetry Alive programs, students are welcome to choose any poems from my book “Wings Toward Sunlight” and I will share the writing process and story behind each one with them.