Contemprary Tanka Poet 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. Article details.

"Jiyu-Jizai", a Japanese reference book for students introduces my tanka again.

"Jiyu-Jizai" published by Juken Kenkyu Sha included my tanka again.

A popular study guide for senior children at elementary school introduced my tanka in the section of poetry appreciation.

I am very honored to be selected again as one of the 23 poets whose works I studied in the textbooks when I was a student.

My tanka introduced:
I hear a voice telling me I should shed my husk, let myself be born anew

23 poets introduced:
Kakinomotono Hitomaro Motoori Norinaga Kitahara Hakushu Empress Jito
Ryokan Yosano Akiko Yamanoueno Okura Masaoka Shiki
Tawara Machi Yamabeno Akahito Ishikawa Takuboku Kitakubo Mariko
Kino Tomonori Ito Sachio Terayama Shuji Fujiwarano Toshiyuki
Shimaki Akahiko Kato Jiro Minamotono Sanetomo Saito Mokichi
Homura Hiroshi Oota Doukan Wakayama Bokusui