Reading performance in Japan and overseas. 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. Reading Performance.

Tanka reading performance oveseas.

Apr. 20th, 2019, I performed Japanese-English tanka reading at my best friend's home party. (French translation was presented by Ms. Maria Ferrando.)
In Montreal, I am scheduled to perform 5 Japanese-English reading sessions in total at an elementary school, a junior high school and a literature event to introduce tanka. French translation will be offered in each session.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

I had an opportunity to perform bilingual tanka reading at the poetry sharing event held in Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Ueno, as a part of SAKURA HAIKU FESTIVAL.

I was very honored for this  because I was able to present tanka to the Haiku poets.
Although I had only 4 hours from the request to complete all the preparation - actually, it was the shortest preparation time for me! - I was able to satisfy all the attendants.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Feb. 2nd, I performed bilingual tanka reading at the Tujunga Library.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Ms Joellyn Murphy, who study Japanese poetry nearly 30 years, visited me, and listend to my bilingual tanka reading performance.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Feb. 1st, I attended the workshop for creating poetry in an improvised way held at Ms. Kathabela Wilson's home.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Feb. 1st, I had an opportunity to present my bilingual tanka reading performance to those who love poetry and haiku. This gathering was arranged by Ms. Melanie Calvert. She and I got to know each other last year through our common friends, and she became one of my wonderful friends ever since.
This session in the beautiful city, Altadena, turned out to be my 160th reading performance in 38 cities outside of Japan.
I would like to express my gratitude to the comments made by the audience - they told me they were deeply moved by my performance. I am so happy that they felt the charm of tanka. I would like to keep it mind, and continue make efforts for my performance.

Ms. Melanie Calvert, thank you very much for the wonderful opportunity.

Friday, February 1, 2019

On January 30, I read a bilingual tanka at the Scenic Drive Gallery in Monrovia, California. It was a wonderful opportunity to be able to present my performance to the poets attending the workshop, in which create poetry in an improvised way inspired by painting work and Rick Wilson 's Caval performance.
*The photo shows myself performing tanka reading, accompanied by Mr. Wilson's Shakuhachi performance.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Jan. 29th, I performed bilingual tanka reading at Ms. Deborah P. Kolodji's home.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Jan. 28th, I performed bilingual tanka reading at Ms. Kathabela Wilson's home.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Jan. 28th, I performed tanka reading at the Scenic Drive Gallery Monrovia, CA.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019