Kikumi Shimoda is a poet, born in Osaka, Japan. She is a member of P.E.N (Japan), Japan Universal Poets Association, Japan Child Literature Association.
She founded a Poetry Reading Circle “Kono Te (This Hand)”. Her interest goes to the research on Yosano Akiko and delivers public lectures. Recent publications “Start no hi (The first day)” “Siena no Shigen (The Origin of Siena), “Kaju-en (The Grove)”(2013) She is awarded with the Gran Prix in Poetry Reading Contest Yong VS Senior at Hybrid Meseum.