What's New. Information on upcoming reading performance, newly issued books and more. Mariko Kitakubo

Mariko Kitakubo Profile

Mariko Kitakubo

Born in Tokyo.
Living in Mitaka-city, Tokyo
Membership
Japan Writers' Association,
Japan PEN Club,
Association of Contemporary Tanka Poets,
Japan Tanka Poets' Society,
Kokoro-No-Hana,
Tanka Online Project,
Tanka Society of America.

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.
お知らせ

Let me introduce the video taken in the event.  It is a part of my reading performance.

Mr. Rick Wilson helped my performance by adding beautiful sound of Shakuhachi flute.

Click here to watch the video!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Colorado Boulevard.net posted my English tanka in its corner, "A Quiet Place."

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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On Oct. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, I performed biringual tanka reading in Pasadena, California.

Thank you very much for everyone who gathered to the sessions!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

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Sept. 30th, 2018. I performed tanka reading at the Live Lyre event by Glass Lyre Press held at "BOOKMARKET" library in Chicago, U.S.A.
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It was my first performance in Chicago.
20180930_02.jpg I would like to extend my deep gratitude to Glass Lyre Press, with whom I have been connected via poem contribution, for giving me such a great opportunity to join this wonderful reading event!
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20180930_05.jpg Sunday, September 30, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Book Market at Hangar One,
2651 Navy Blvd. Glenview, IL
Featuring:
Ruth Goring
Susanna Lang
Naoko Fujimoto
Mary Jo McMillin
Mariko Kitakubo
Laura Ring
Kathabela Wilson & Rick Wilson
Bill Yarrow
Glass Lyre Press 2018/09/30

Let me introduce the video taken in the event.  It is a part of my reading performance.

Mr. Rick Wilson helped my performance by adding beautiful sound of Shakuhachi flute.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

I will perform tanka reading at the Nagoya city tanka festival co-sponsored by Chubu Nihon Kajin Kai.

Tanka Festival - A Day of Classics / Tanka Reading Concert -

Date & Time: November 3rd, 2018 (Sat. & National Holiday) 14:00 - 16:00
Venue: Nagoya City Tanka Kaikan, 3F Meeting Room
Fee: 600 yen
Capacity: 40 people
*Pre-signup is required. The application will be closed as soon as the number of applicants reaches the capacity.

For application, please contact Nagoya City Tanka Kaikan via phone or e-mail and notify applicant's name and contact phone number.

Nagoya City Tanka Kaikan
Phone & FAX: 052-231-2223
e-mail: tanka@homex-co.com

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Monday, September 17, 2018

In commemoration of the 150th biligual tanka reading performance overseas, I compiled photos of 36 cities around the world where I performed Japanese-English tanka reading.  The photos of domestic cities where I attended international events are also included.

I would like to continue to devote myself to introduce the charm of tanka and Japanese poetic metera from now on.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

10 pieces of my English tanka selected from my anthology "INDIGO" were translated into German, and posted in the August issue of online poetry journal, "Einunddreissig".

Please refer to 7 - 9 pages of the pdf version from the url below.

http://www.kitakubo.com/files/medias/media/Einunddreissig_Ausgabe_22.pdf

You can also read the article in the Einunddreissig website.

http://www.einunddreissig.net/ausgabe-august-2018.html

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I would like to express my sincere gratitude toward everyone in Einunddreissig who picked me up and translated my work into German.

Ms. Valeria Barouch, one of the editors of Einunddreissig , thank you very much.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The 84th edition of CHUBU NIHON KAJIN KAI journal posted an information about upcoming my reading performance.  I would like to extend my gratitude toward the society.

On Nov. 3rd, starting at 14:00 till 15:30, I will perform tanka reading and and appear in a talk session.   While performing tanka reading, I will play some ethnic musical instruments to add some sound effects.  I sincerely hope the audience enjoy it.

So far, I did over 150 bilingual tanka reading performances overseas and in international events.  I would like to increase the number of opportunities to deliver my performance to domesitic audience.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

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Tanka Cafe - the theme: Relantionships

like my son
like my grandpa
and like me,
grandchild likes
drawing

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Selected Tanka

the deep blue
of an Alaskan sky
then the voice of an aurora
I want to dive
into the universe

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Monday, July 30, 2018

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The art event, "Animusic Portugal 2018" was held during Jul. 2nd to 7th in Lisbon, Portugal.
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In the section of "Atlantic Sunset",which started at 6 p.m. on Jul. 6th, I performed Japanese-English bilingual tanka reading.
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It was a great experience for me because I was able to meet expressive performers such as the professors of music universities from all over the world including the communist bloc.
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I found out that many of them have interests in short poems, and I would like to thank all of them who listened to my performance.
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https://congressorganimusic.wixsite.com/co2018oc/programa-schedule

ANIMUSIC website.
https://congressorganimusic.wixsite.com/co2018oc

Friday, July 6, 2018