Contemprary Tanka Poet 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. 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.

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Tanka Cafe: Theme Escape

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

 

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Selected Tanka

before
my birth
after my death
I will be there
banyan shade

 

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Sequence

A Bird's-Eye View

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

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

this moment
glows
and disappears
snowflakes have
their own endings

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

Move to "Tanka Society of America"