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.

May 5th, I performed tanka reading in Traben-Trarbach, Germany

It was my first tanka-reading presentation (with German translation) in Germany. Traben-Trarbach turned out to be the 39th city where I performed reading overseas.

Mr. Stefan Wolfshutz, a member of German Haiku Association, introduced me to the audience.
Ms. Valeria Barouch, a poet who translated my tanka into German, supported me to offer German version while my reading performance.
When I received comments from the audiene saying they were impressed with my performance, I felt relieved, and was very happy at the same time.
This is the internet poetry journal in which German verison of my tanka is poseted. I selected 10 pieces from my anthology, "INDIGO", and Ms. Valerie Barouch translated them into German.
Owing for Ms. Ono's much efforts, this bilingual Japanese-German tanka collection selected by Mr. Yukitsuna Sasaki has completed.

I also performed reading 10 pieces of tanka from this book.

I have got along very well with Ms. Masami Ono-Feller, who completed a huge project of compiling Japanese-German version tanka collection.
I sincerely wish our good relationship lasts forever.
The weather forcast was wrong, and I was very happy about it. I was able to spend comfortable morning.