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,
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.

Reading performance at the Rapp Saloon, Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.


On June 21, PDT 2024, during a summer solstice evening in Santa Monica, I took part in the poetry event at the Rapp Saloon.

First and foremost, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to Ms. Elena Scota, the organizer, for inviting me to be one of the featured poets. I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity.

In the first half of my performance, I presented a reading of my Japanese-English Tanka poem sequences.

In the second half, I read some pieces from my Tan-Ku Collection DISTANCE.

I wholeheartedly thank everyone who appreciated my performance and for their continuous applause. Thank you very much. I hope to have the chance to see you again in the future.



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