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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It was so interesting and exciting experience for me! The international poetry meening by zoom. It was organized by Kathabela Wilson.
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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!
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Every poets' nice works Inspired me, too!
Also I could hear so beautiful old and new flute sounds by Rick Wilson.
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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I cannot post this sequence for the time being because it is unpublished work, but I will post it on my website after it is published in the next edition of poetry magazine "Basho".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

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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.
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I was given an opportunity to present Japanese-English bilingual tanka reading, and was very happy because they pleased my performance very much.
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Friday, October 11, 2019

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Oct. 8th, I performed Japanese-English tanka reading at a literature event held at Sofia City Library, Bulgaria.
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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.
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Ms. Iliyana Stoyanova made opening remarks.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019