Episode 35: Indigo

Indigo:  A performance by tanka poet, Mariko Kitakubo

between the date
         of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

my sweat seeps
                into the small puncture hole
                                where they draw my blood
— Mariko Kitakubo

Are you interested in learning more about tanka? Be sure to listen to our podcast ”TANGLED HAIR” with special guests translator and author, Hiroaki Sato and poets, Yuko Otomo and Steve Dalachinsky who joined us in a round-table discussion of the Tanka poetry and modern Women Tanka Poets.


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