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

Interested in learning more about tanka? Be sure to listen to our podcast ”EPISODE 13: TANGLED HAIR” when special guests' translator and author, Hiroaki Sato and poets, Yuko Otomo and Steve Dalachinsky joined us in a round-table discussion of the Tanka poetry and modern Women Tanka Poets.


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