Contemprary Tanka Poet 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,
Tan-Ku Co-Founder,
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. Article details.

TSA Ribbons Winter 2021 : Volume 17, Number 1

TSA Ribbons Winter 2021 printed my new works, a sequence entitled "A Bird's-Eye View", and a piece each in its selected Tanka and Tanka Cafe.

Given that the TSA has a large membership, it is generally not so easy to be chosen one, even if I submit several.

Honestly, I was very surprised that Ms. Christine L. Villa, the editor, was kind enough to select the full sequence of mine and another piece for Selected Tanka. I am so grateful for it.

I also want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Michael Mclintoc, editor-in-chief of Tanka Cafe.






Tanka Cafe: Theme Escape

from the pocket
of God
where can I go ...
hopeless ark



Selected Tanka

my birth
after my death
I will be there
banyan shade




A Bird's-Eye View

Mt. Hakuba
it needs
no name . . .
density of sunlight
snowy folds

a bird's-eye view
relaxing in the blue
I'm also
a tiny fluff

this moment
and disappears
snowflakes have
their own endings

Hakuba village,
I will return again —
rose potato butter
and skies without clouds

Move to "Tanka Society of America"