Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo. Article details.
26, Nov. 2012 the Japan P.E.N. club.
26, Nov. 2012 attended the P.E.N. Day social gathering hosted by the Japan P.E.N. club.
It was a distinct honor for me of meeting Professor Donald Keene at the gathering of the P.E.N. Day (hosted by the Japan P.E.N. Club).
I was very much moved with Prof. Keene's friendliness when he talked with each one of us, as well as his peace-loving, positive approach toward life.
Prof. Keene's wonderful personality attracted me like a magnet.
I strongly believe we devote ourselves even more than before into creation of Japanese literature, that Prof. Keene cherish and love.
Pressing Prof. Keene's words to my heart, I will keep making efforts for writing and reading Tanka.