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.

Jun. 26, Reading performance at the Art Gallery in Monrovia


On June 26, 2024, PDT, I presented two Japanese-English tanka sequences at the Art Gallery in Monrovia. I played BGM with my percussion that I brought from Japan, and Mr. Rick Wilson's flute added a special touch to my performance.

The theme of my performance was the ever-changing nature of life. Ms. Susan Dobay, the gallery director, was moved to tears by my performance and enjoyed it greatly. It was a very honorable moment for me.


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