Senryu: Haiku’s Cousin
A 13th Annual Collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of the Japanese literary form of senryu, the lighthearted cousin of the haiku. Consisting of three lines of approximately 17 syllables, the senryu is often called “the human haiku.” Unlike the haiku which focuses on the natural world, the senryu approaches humans and human emotions, the good and the bad, from a humorous perspective.

Workshop participants will learn about the history of the senryu and haiku, examine and discuss various examples, past and present, and then head to Morikami’s beautiful gardens to generate their own senryu.  This workshop is provided in collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Thursday, January 9, 2020

TIME  11am-1:00pm*
PRICE  FREE with paid museum admission**
LOCATION  Morikami Theater

*Theater will be open 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop (approximately 10:45am). 

**Reservations are only required for all groups of 10 or more. Individual reservations are not necessary

Suggested materials: Writing implement (pencil or pen) and paper to write your own haiku or just take notes.


Yaddyra Peralta’s works have appeared in Sliver of Stone, PloughsharesJai-alaiAbe’s PennyTigertailThe New Poet, and Hinchas de Poesia.  In 2013, she was a Visiting Writer at the Betsy Hotel’s Writer’s Room in Miami Beach, Florida and one of six Helen M. Salzberg Artists-in-Residence at Florida Atlantic University’s Jaffe Center for the Book Arts where she collaborated on the book Conversation, Too.