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.

Tanka Society of America Spring/Summer 2023 Volume 19, Number 2

Dear Susan Weaver, The Ribbons Editor, and Ken Slaughter, Tanka Hangout Editor.

Thank you very much for choosing my works from among many members' works.


Tanka Hangout: Compassion

her row veering off
the peasant woman plants
tward her crying child

- Issa (1763-1828)


against the power.
the skinny frog
must be you, Issa ...
rooting for you


Selected Tanka

the name of that slope ...
shadow tag
with my mother
when her smile was young


Move to "Tanka Society of America"