Reading performance in Japan and overseas. 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.

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

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo. Reading Performance.

Tanka reading performance oveseas.

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February 05, 4:00 p.m. PST (Feb. 06 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in Friday Poetry Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson, and performed Japanese - English bilingual reading of my Tanka sequence.
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I was impressed with poetry expression of Ms. Toti O'Brien, who is a poet and artist and one of the main themes of this meeting.

Although my participation to the meeting was limited time, I would like to thank everyone attended the meeting.

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Monday, February 8, 2021

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January 29, 4:00 p.m. PST (Jan. 30 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in Friday Poetry Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson, and performed Japanese - English bilingual reading of new Tanka - Haiku sequence created with Ms. Deborah P Kolodji, which is our 8th sequence in perfect harmony.
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The meeting gave me a special opportunity to get in touch with English poem with full of originality presented by Ms. Thelma T.Reyna, who is the featured poet for this meeting.
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I was also inspired by the fellow members' paintings and flute play presentations. To all attendans, thank you very much for fruitful time.

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

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January 22, 4:00 p.m. PST (Jan. 23 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in Friday Poetry Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson, and performed reading of my new Tanka sequence.
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In addition to the fellow members' artistic expressions such as poetry, visuals, and flute play, I was strongly impressed with Ms. Kathabela's reading performance of Ms. Amanda Goman's very powerful poem. It really was a immersive moment.
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To all attendants, thank you very much for your precious time.

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

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January 15, 4:00 p.m. PST (Jan. 16 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in Friday Poetry Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson, and performed reading of new Tanka sequence created with Ms. Kathabela.
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I was glad that the participants were interested in "Hamon-on" which is one of the percussion instruments I used for background sound for our reading performance.
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We were all inspired by each other by poetry, paintings, images and flute play presented to the meeting. Sprinkling with improvisation among the fellow members, it was a very amazing meeting.

To Ms. Kathabela and all the attendants, thank you very much.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

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January 6, 4:00 p.m. PST (Jan. 7 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in wednesday Poetry Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson, and performed reading of new Tanka sequence including improvisation.
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While Tokyo and the surrounding three municipals re-announced a stage of emergency for Covid-19, these weekly Zoom meetings offer me opportunities to cultivate skills to live bright and face issues with flexibility as artists. I strongly believe and feel very grateful to have such opportunities , where attendants beyond the boundary encourage each other, in this situation.
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I would like to survive this tough time together with the fellow members and the president of the meeting.
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Thursday, January 7, 2021

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January 1, 2021, 4:00 p.m. PST (Jan. 2 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in the New Year Poetry Meeting (Friday Poetry Meeting) presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson.

I was very honored for an opportunity to perform reading of "Seedlings", which is a new Tanka and Haiku sequence Ms. Deborah P Kolodji and I created.

The Zoom meeting was perfect to celebrate the beginning of 2021 because poems, music and paintings presented by the fellow members were all full of home for the new year.

I would like to thank everyone. And, I am looking forward to wonderful meetings in this year, too.

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

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December 26, 4:00 p.m. PST (Dec. 26, 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in Friday Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson.
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Althogh it attended the meeting for short time due to my health condition, I was happy to be able to present reading of my latest Tanka sequence and percussion BGM.

I thank everyone for giving me thoughts and opinions.

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

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December 18, 4:00 p.m. PST (Dec. 19, 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in Friday Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson.
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Since I missed some online sessions due to cold, I was very happy to be able to present collaboration of reading performance in this meeting with my best friend Deborah P. Kolodji who was discharged from the hospital recently. I was also very glad to see her fine.

We performed a very unique Tanka & Haiku sequence about PET-CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) which both of us experienced at the similar time by coincidence.
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I would like to express my sincere gratitude toward Ms. Kathabela for organizing such a wonderful meeting.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

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December 4, 4:00 p.m. PST (Dec. 5, 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in Friday Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson.
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With the thoughts and feelings I expressed in my tanka published in TSA Anthology last year in my mind, I performed bilingual reading in Japanese and in English. My thoughts and feelings are still true at the end of this year in which we all endured from Corona virus pandemic for one year.
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I am very honored and it was a wonderful surprise for me that the host as well as all the attendants of the meeting appreciated my performance as the prelude for a wonderful artist Ms. Toti O'Brien's reading from her latest publication, which was the feature of the meeting.

I really thank for everyone in the meeting.

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Friday, December 4, 2020