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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

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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2018_07_06_06.jpg ANIMUSIC schedule.
https://congressorganimusic.wixsite.com/co2018oc/programa-schedule

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

Friday, July 6, 2018

My tanka will be posted in the August edition of "Einunddreissig"

Ms. Valeria Barouch, the co-editor of literary journal, "Einunddreissig", told me that she is going to post 10 pieces of my tanka in the August edition of Einunddreissig.  The pieces will be translated into German.

I am very glad to hear from her some years after I performed reading in Rorschach, Switzerland in 2015.  Ms. Barouch, thank you very much for your wonderful offer!

Click the URL below to move to "Einunddreissig" website

http://www.einunddreissig.net/

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

On July 6th, I will perform bilingual tanka reading and introduce tanka at ANIMUSIC art event.  It will be my first performance in Portugal!

As for the details of the event, "ANIMUSIC Oranological Congress 2018", please refer to "Atlantic sunset" section in the website lited below.

https://congressorganimusic.wixsite.com/co2018oc/programa-schedule 

Also, please visit their webpage in which my tanka works are introduced.

https://sites.google.com/site/animusicpt/httpsitesgooglecomsiteanimusicptintroduo/activities/eventos/congresso-da-organologia/arquivo-archive/congresso-de-organologia-2018/abstracts/prayer-for-peace

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Thank you so much for picking up my new work, the editor of Eucalypt, Julie Anne Thorndyke!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Thank you so much for picking up my new work, the editor of Moonbathing, Pamela A. Babusci!

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Monday, June 18, 2018

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Wonderful moments before the ribbon cutting ceremony...on April 29th 2018.

Mr. Geroge Vallianos, President of Nick Virgilio Haiku Association.
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before the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Ms. Bonnie Squires, President of Aquires Consulting.

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before the ribbon cutting ceremony.
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before the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Father Michael Doyle of Sacred Heart Charch, Camden.
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It was distinct honor to join the Nick Virgilio Writer's house's Opening event as a key speaker on 29th, too.
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I did the bilingual tanka reading performance.

Ms. Robin Palley, a member of the board of directors of Nick Virgilio Haiku Association.
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The title of the sequence was ''Prayer for the future'' which picked up from the section Betelgeuse of my tanka poetry book INDIGO(Shabda Press.).
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Thank you so much for enjoying it every audience.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

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It was so great experience that I could do the bilingual tanka reading performance for the Opening event of Nick Virgilio Writer's House on April 28th 2018.
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I recited the sequence, Nostalgia Vietnam from my tanka poetry book INDIGO published by Shabda Press.
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Because Nick Virgilio has the sad memories and experiences of Vietnam.
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Saturday, April 28, 2018