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.

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

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo. Article details.

Apr. 6th, Cobalt Poets Reading Zoom Event

April 6, 7:30 p.m. PDT (April 7, 11:30 a.m. JST), I participated in Cobalt Poets Poetry Reading event presided at by Mr. Rick Lupert, and performed English-Japanese bilingual Tanka reading.

It is a great honor to be invited to the event as a featured reader.
Mr. Rick Lupert, thank you so much for the great opportunity.

Click below to watch the event video.

My reading performance, including Mr. Lupert's introduction about me, starts at about 33:20 and runs through to 55 minutes.

Cobalt Poets presents Mariko Kitakubo + Open reading


Cobalt Poets Website posted a beautiful broadside for my performance.
(Click the image below to view in large size and/or download it.)

Let me introduce some of the comments made while my reading performance.

20:10:20 Lisbeth Coiman  I am tripping over this.
20:11:45 Nathaniel Horowitz  nice
20:12:13 Nathaniel Horowitz  riverside strong wind that night I escaped from suicide
20:21:29 Seretta Martin everywhere is autumn color me too please
20:23:14 Cynthia Anderson "by the misty pond a glimmer of hope"
20:25:01 Nathaniel Horowitz density of sunlight
20:27:36 Cynthia Anderson "snowflakes have their own endings"
20:28:46 Tara A. Elliott Wonderful!
20:29:06 Tara A. Elliott Stunning.
20:29:09 Deborah P Kolodji Beautiful, rich, wonderful reading!
20:29:15 Sigrid Saradunn WoW !
20:29:23 Sigrid Saradunn Thank you so very much
20:29:32 Lob wow.. so wonderful! thank you so much
20:30:20 KenScott The entire work resonated with me. The mood was sublime. Thank you for this wonderful performance!
20:30:23 Rick Lupert Download the broadside for Mariko’s poem here

Check out Mariko’s most recent book “Indigo” on Amazon here:

Visit Mariko on the web here:
20:30:48 Lisbeth Coiman That was so beautiful. The imagery of nature, the ritualistic aspect of the reading. I am so happy I came to see you, Mariko. Delightful
20:31:06 Dig Wayne “…a dark hollow of me…”
20:31:26 Seretta Martin Another stellar broadside. So perfect for her!
20:31:28 Lisbeth Coiman Ahh. I receive your gift
20:31:33 Salvatore Roseo stunning work
20:31:42 KenScott Thank you, Mariko, for blessing us with your presence and spirit!
20:32:44 Karen Scott Thank you, Mariko, for that lovely presentation!
20:33:04 Crystophver R Monumental Mariko!

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