Pick Your Poison: Poetry
'Pick Your Poison... Poetry' is one of two CDs Pedro El Poeta has released, in which he tackles the dueling art forms (Poetry and Hip-Hop) and blends them together harmoniously. Pedro El Poeta About the Artist: Born in Managua, Nicaragua, Pedro was born with poetry laced into his bloodstream. At an early age some of his family members began calling him "Darillito," after the great Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, due to his love of reading, reciting, and writing poetry. He grew up in the Washington D.C. area and spent most of his life on stage, whether in choir, theater, learning and teaching dance, or performing poetry and Hip-Hop. Coming to the US, he learned English by listening to Rap and Hip Hop artists, like Bone Thugs N Harmony, setting the foundation for his seemingly effortless rhythmical freestyle future. Now a resident of both the city of St. Petersburg, Florida and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, he has behind him a long list of accomplishments in the spoken word world, including opening for Russel Simmons' "Def Poetry Jam" at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center; organizing the first local poetry based Ticket Master event in Tampa Bay ('Foolish State') with his troupe of artists, known as the Nation of Poetry; as well as planning, hosting, and performing at various venues all over the U.S. and abroad. Now he's a proud father and husband who hopes to continue making his lyrics limitless.