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Palm Beach Poetry Festival: Musical Haikus by Yaddyra Peralta

There's plenty of poetry in music, and music itself is the less socially awkward, cuter cousin of poetry. Both evoke all kinds of emotions through things like words, beats, rhymes, and notes. It's all (f)art.

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is merely days away, and we didn't want to overlook our fellow wordsmiths. So we asked poet Yaddyra Peralta, who recently taught a haiku workshop at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens as part of the festival, and will be blogging about it on, to write us a few musical poems. The lovely local poetess penned a few stanzas about some famous hometown musicians. She gave us three haikus and a tanka.

Marilyn Manson

Kabuki Manson 
face emerges once
from Loxahatchee sludge.

2 Live Crew 

Thanks, Uncle Luke--
Boston boyfriend always thinks
big butts at Broward County line.

Rick Ross

Bawse in Davie good sign:
cause a horse forgives, he don't.
Just watch your step.

Wrong Turn Tanka: Broward Edition

Lost on Los Olas,
June 1978 --
snowbird searching
for the Brothers Gibb. Go South,
she said watching tight jeans leaving.

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival runs from January 21 to 26. Visit for information on workshops and featured poets. Events take place at Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, 51 North Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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