Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.
Whiteness of the lilies, they don't need to express their love they just stand as they are.
While composing poems is the primary thing to do, I want to continue expressive activities by means of reading performances in and out of the country. I feel it meaningful to vibrate Japanese traditional rhythm sounds, consisting of units of 5 and 7 syllables, in front of Tanka lovers whose native language is not Japanese. Also, I am willing to actively collaborate with activities of other media, such as paintings, music, photographs and video images.
What's New. Information for new publications, recitals, etc.RSS
- May 25, 2015
- Eucalypt Issue 18,2015
- May 22, 2015
- Mr. Timothy Green introduced my work on his website.
- May 20, 2015
- My sequence "After Fukushima" is published online in Rattle website!
- Apr 30, 2015
- 2015.4 Bilingual Tanka Reading at workshop, etc. in Pasadina, L.A. (7 sessions)
- Apr 26, 2015
- Tanka Reading at LanSu chinese garden; OR. Portland
My thoughts on reading performance
Reading performance in Paris in September, 2013, was my 100th Tanka reading in total, and the 50th of presentation overseas and international events. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude towards all the audience and everyone who supported me to enable this wonderful achievement. Without their support it was not possible. I would like to continue making efforts, aiming at 100 presentations overseas.@>
In commemoration of my reading activities so far, I put together a photobook. I would be more than happy if you could take time to view it on the web.