Reading performance in Japan and overseas. Mariko Kitakubo

Mariko Kitakubo Profile

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.

In commemoration of
15 years of tanka reading
The Latest Tanka Sequence

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo. Reading Performance.

Tanka reading performance oveseas.

It was so interesting and exciting experience for me! The international poetry meening by zoom. It was organized by Kathabela Wilson.
Deborah P Kolodji & I recited our sequence, DISTANCE 2020. (This sequence will be published in the magazine , Basho)
Thank you Debbie, for working with me!
Every poets' nice works Inspired me, too!
Also I could hear so beautiful old and new flute sounds by Rick Wilson.
Thank you so much, Kathabela.
Thank you so much, Rick.
Thank you so much everyone.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

In the evening of May 1st, California time, I am going to participate in Zoom Poetry Meeting, which is presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson. I and Ms. Deborah P. Kolodji will recite Tanka & Haiku sequence "Distance 2020". I wrote English Tanka, and Ms. Kolodji did English Haiku.

I cannot post this sequence for the time being because it is unpublished work, but I will post it on my website after it is published in the next edition of poetry magazine "Basho". It is a great honor for me that Mr. Clayton Beach, the editor of "Basho" highly praised our sequence.

It will be my first experience to recite in a Zoom meeting, but I would like to do my best to be able to open a new door of my reading activity under the current condition.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Oct., 10th, I was invited to the opening event for "the 30th Japanese Culture Month". It was a very honorable occasion for me.

With Mr. Masato Watanabe, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan in Bulgaria.
I was given an opportunity to present Japanese-English bilingual tanka reading, and was very happy because they pleased my performance very much.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Oct. 8th, I performed Japanese-English tanka reading at a literature event held at Sofia City Library, Bulgaria.
I tried my best to deliver message from soul to soul, because both English nor Japanese are not the audience's mother tongue.

I was very happy when the people gathered there were moved to tears, and gave me wonderful comments.
Ms. Iliyana Stoyanova made opening remarks.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019