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
Japan Writers' Association,
Japan PEN Club,
Association of Contemporary Tanka Poets,
Japan Tanka Poets' Society,
Tanka Online Project,
Tanka Society of America.

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.

Feb. 10, 2017

Participated in AWP Bookfair-related reading event, "Nuclear Impact", and performed bilingual tanka reading at Renaissance WDC hotel.

AWP Bookfair was held during Feb. 8th to 11th.

Click here to visit AWP website to find more about 2017 Bookfair.

It is the America's largest bookfair. Please take a look at some of the pictures I took at the fair, so that you may get the feeling of it.
There were nearly 1,000 booths of literary presses, and the site was filled with enthusiasm of the writers, press-related people, and media people who sent pre-application to the fair.

Friday, February 10, 2017

"SILK & SPICE Pirene's Fountain Volume 9 Issue 17", an American journal of poetry, posted some of my tanka.  These are the sequence about Vietnam, which are included in my latest anthology "INDIGO."







Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Feb. 8th to 11th, I will participate in 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Washinton, D.C.

Click here to visit Association of Writers & Writing Programs website.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Dec. 14, 2016.

I performed tanka reading at the Wednesday Reading Meeting, held at Ms. K. Willson's home.
We treated the attendees who came all the way for this meeting with our homemade Japanese dishes.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dec. 13, 2016.

I performed tanka reading at Scenic Drive Gallery Monrovia, CA.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

performance_2016_12_09_01.jpg Dec. 9, 2016.

Performed Tanka reading at the Friday Reading Meeting held at Ms. K. Wilson's home.
performance_2016_12_09_02.jpg I performed "Banyan Tree", my new tanka sequence. Ms. Kathabela Wilson's Tambura and Mr. Rick Wilson's Shakuhachi added fantastical touch to my performance.
performance_2016_12_09_03.jpg Ms. Jean Sudbury and Mr. Rick Wilson played background music while I performed reading of WThe Dreamer", which is my another new sequence.

Ms. Sudbury is a professional musician who plays many kinds of musical instruments including Mandora.
performance_2016_12_09_04.jpg Ms. Kathabela Wilson, playing Tambura.

Friday, December 9, 2016

performance_2016_12_08_01.jpg Dec. 8, 2016.

Performed tanka reading at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

performance_2016_12_07.jpg Dec. 7, 2016.

Performed tanka reading at the Reading Meeting held at Ms. K. Wilson's home.

One of the audience listened to my new tanka sequence, which is recently published in Kadokawa's "Tanka" magagine, in tears.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

performance_2016_11_27.jpg Nov. 27, 2016.

Performed bilingual Tanka reading at Bolton Hall Museum in California.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

CIRRUS, a French tanka jouranl, posted some of my tanka from INDIGO together with French translation.

It is amazing, and I am so grateful.

I would be happy if I can be of some help for the French-speaking people to get familiar with tanka.

Click the images below to read "Cirrus tankas de nos jours No. 6 novembre 2016."




Tuesday, October 25, 2016

My tanka sequence (from INDIGO) will be posted in Nov. 2016.
How beautiful issue; Silk&Spice is !! exotic & mysterious!
Thank you for using my tanka .


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sept. 23rd to 25th, I participated in TRIVENI World Haiku Utsav 2016 in Pune, India.
I am greatly honored to have been a guest at this one of the largest Japanese poetry events in India.

I was able to perform my 100th bilingual tanka reading in the international poetry events in India, which is the country I visit for the first time in my life.

Being mindful to stay healty, I would like to continue taking small steps to move forward frome now on.
I performed bilingual tanka reading for 25 minues. With Ms. Akila Gopalakrishnan.
All together.
Sept. 24th

I talked about "What tanka brings to me (Because of tanka, I was able to hold myself together when my late mother passed away suddenly.)"
Pleasant talking time.
Sept. 25th

Tanka reading and talk about Mr. Yukitsuna Sasaki and other poets I have been inspired.
I was able to spend wonderful, fun and meaningful time with all the other participants.

Monday, October 3, 2016

I will participate in Haiku Ustav to be held in Pume, India. from Sept. 23 to 25.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Haiku Chronicles now shows the video of my tanka reading performance on July 30th at the Poets House in New York City.

Click the picture or URL below to view it.



Click here to move to Haiku Chronicles website.


You can also watch the video by clicking the "INDIGO" banner on the left of this page!

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Information of Karuizawa Ryokuin Bungei Salon
at Karuizawa RoudokuKan; 3rd.Sep. 2016

Sept. 3, The 1st section 14.00~16.00, the 2nd section 16.30~18.00.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Village Poets of Sunland & Tujunga posted the information about the event to be held on Jul. 24, in which I will perform tanka reading as a guest.  I am very honored.  Thank you very much!




Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I will participate in N.Y. City Poetry Festival/Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective on July 31, and perform English - Japanese bilingual tanka reading starting at 2 p.m.

Please look forward to the report I am going to make after the event!

Click the images or URLs below to view the notice of the event. 




Monday, July 4, 2016

I will participate in POETS HOUSE "A Diverse Poetry Reading from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean" on July 30, and perform English - Japanese bilingual tanka reading starting at 7 p.m. at N.Y. Kray Hall.

Please look forward to the report I am going to make after the event!

Click the images or URLs below to view the notice of the event.






Monday, July 4, 2016

My little anthology "INDIGO," which was born in the U.S. is now available at Amazon in many countries including the U.K.

I sincerely hope and pray you deliver some happiness to the people who take you in their hands.

Monday, June 20, 2016

INDIGO will be lined up in the showcase of POET HOUSE in NY as a poetry book 2016.

It is my first book published in the U.S., and I have never imagined this wonderful honor to date.

I really appreciate it.  Thank you very much.

Click the url below to move to the POET HOUSE website.

Monday, June 20, 2016