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.

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

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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.
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This session in the beautiful city, Altadena, turned out to be my 160th reading performance in 38 cities outside of Japan.
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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.