Mari Kashiwagi was born in Erlangen, Germany, but raised in Japan. She is a Japanese poet, art curator and writer. She won an award of the prestigious poetry magazine, Gendaishi Techo (1995). Her first collection, Music, of Days, was published in 2000. The second poetry collection, Nectar’s root as far as its Resonance reaches, came out in 2008. Excerpts from it are presented in the Poetry International Web. The third poetry collection, Butterfly (2020) is written in Japanese with an English translation by Takako Lento. Amber (2015) collects her lyrics for children’s songs. She is also the author of two books on Japanese ceramic art. Her interest in both words and images, and the chemistry between different mediums, is also reflected in her active involvement with the collaborations between artists and musicians. She has been invited to read at the Struga Portry Evenings (Macedonia 2014), InterLese (Germany 2016), and The Princeton Festival (U.S.A. 2018). Her poems are translated into English, Spanish, Macedonian, Serbian, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, French, Persian, and Arabic.