Yaddyra Peralta


Yaddyra Peralta is a poet who teaches writing and literature at Broward College and Miami Dade College. Her poems have been published in Eight Miami Poets (Jai Alai Books) and Ghazals for James Foley (Hinchas Press). Her poems have also appeared in Ploughshares, Jai Alai, Abe’s Penny, Tigertail, The New Poet, and Hinchas de Poesia. In 2013, she was a Visiting Writer at the Betsy Hotel’s Writer’s Room in South Miami Beach, Florida and one of six collaborative Helen M. Salzberg Artists-in-Residence at Florida Atlantic University’s Jaffe Center for the Book Arts where she contributed to the collaborative artists’ book Conversation, Too (Extra Virgin Press).  Before becoming Assistant Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, she attended workshops as a participant, an auditor, an intern, and, in 2013 to 2014, served as the festival’s Director of Social Media.