Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.

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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. Article details.

Feb. 1, I performed my 160th tanka reading overseas in Altadena

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.