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
Original Tanka presented at
Spoken World Live

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo. Reading Performance.

Tanka reading performance oveseas.

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Feb. 16, 4 p.m, PST (Feb. 17, 9 a.m. JST), I participated in the Wednesday Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson.

I gave a reading performance of the latest and previously created English tanka and Haiku sequences, which were collaborations with Ms. Deborah P Kolodji.

Although I had some adverse reactions to the third vaccination, I was happy to be able to get in touch with the members' international world of poetry, even if it was through the LCD screen.

  

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

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January 19th, 4:00 p.m. PST (Jan. 20th, 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in the Wednesday Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson.

I had a chance to perform a reading of my new English tanka sequence about a mother and a child, and also enjoyed an improvisational collaboration with the other members.

Although it has been a while since I attended the meeting last time, I was fortunate to have many fresh inspirations.
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Thursday, January 20, 2022

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January 5th, 4:00 p.m. PST (Jan. 6th, 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in the Wednesday Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson.

Although I felt a bit under the weather, I presented a piece of my English tanka, and my fellow members submitted their poems one after another inspired by mine. Soon, it turned out to be a tasteful sequence!

It felt like the beautiful glow from every one of the poems presented shines our bright future.

My sincere thanks to Ms. Kathabela Wilson and my fellow members for this impressive and provocative opportunity.

  

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

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December 29th, 4:00 p.m. PST (Dec. 30th, 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in the last Wednesday Poetry Zoom Meeting of this year presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson. I performed a reading of my English tanka including some impromptu pieces.

Although we are still under the threat of continuing Covid-19, I feel that my 2021 has been protected by bright sunshine derived from the efforts to move forward together with my fellow artists.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all my fellow members.

  

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

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December 26th, 4:00 p.m. PST (Dec. 27th, 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in the  Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson, which was called at the last minute. I presented a piece of my tanka which I created remembering the NSW Christmas Bush tree I planted 14 years ago in Australia in service. I heard that the tree I named "SAKI" is growing well and tall.
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*Christmas Bush is a tall shrub from Australia also known as the New South Wales Christmas bush

Photo by Ms. Bevereley George.

  

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Monday, December 27, 2021

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December 22nd, 4:00 p.m. PST (Dec. 23rd, 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in the Wednesday Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson, and performed reading together with Ms. Deborah P Kolodji of our latest English tanka-haiku sequence.
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It was our 20th sequence, and I was very glad that everyone enjoyed it.

  

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

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December 21st, 7:30 p.m. PST (Dec. 22nd, 12:30 p.m. JST), I participated in the Cobalt Poets Reading presided at by Mr. Rick Lupart.

The event featured my dear friend, English haiku poet Ms. Deborah P Kolodji, and I truly enjoyed a very rich time.

I was also fortunate to have an opportunity to perform a reading of our latest Christmas-themed English tanka and English haiku sequence, "Tis the season."

I would like to express my sincere thanks to Mr. Rick Lupert.

  

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

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December 15th, 4:00 p.m. PST (Dec. 16th, 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in the Wednesday Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson.

This time, I joined the meeting from the Shinkansen platform at Tokyo Station before leaving for a short trip.
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Although it was a short time, I was fortunate to have had an opportunity to present my new English tanka reading to my dear poetry friends who I know for a long time.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who always accepts my participation with warmth and joy.

  

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

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November 24th, 4:00 p.m. PST (Nov. 25th, 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in the Wednesday Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson, and performed reading of some tanka poems including my latest ones I composed this morning.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to communicate with the other members through poetry, as we have not been able to travel freely for a long time due to the Corona pandemic.

For the first half of the meeting, I attended from the terrace under clear skies, and for the second half, I moved into the Japanese-style room to avoid the sunshine.

  

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

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November 17th, 4:00 p.m. PST (Nov. 18th, 9:00 a.m. JST), I participated in the Wednesday Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson.

I presented a reading of my new English tanka sequence as well as a piece of tanka about Ikebana, flowers that I arranged in a shallow vase. I was glad that members enjoyed my reading.

As always so, I was inspired by every participant's presentation of poetry and music. Thank you all for an enriching time.

  

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Thursday, November 18, 2021