Ink-scented fingerprints: new summer section
Ink-scented fingerprints

Sandro David Leyva González was one of Rosell's reinforcements at the most recent Reina del Mar event in Cienfuegos. That day, I met him while he and Dayislenis Velázquez were "teaching" us how to write sonnets. And we learned. Sandro Leyva is an excellent poet that everyone should read and get to know.

Storyteller and poet Sandro David Leyva GonzálezLas Tunas, Cuba.- It is worth noting that the writer I am talking about today is a storyteller and a poet, something quite common among young artists in Las Tunas. However, today I will refer only to his facet as a poet.

In this genre, he moves fluently between rhymed poetry and free verse. The critical and philosophical analysis of our daily lives is frequently found in his work. However, it is in those related to art where he feels most comfortable and shows a wide knowledge.

Language is the forte of this author's poetry. The poet moves through high, almost erudite registers, up to the neutral and colloquial so that his poetry can reach any type of audience. His great talent in declamation is a separate issue, which you can appreciate if you go to Café Richín and ask him for a poem. Perhaps because of this, his texts have the dual quality of working both to be read and to be declaimed; something that some poets often fail to do, and Sandro does it masterfully.

Las Tunas and Cuba are recurring characters in the poetry of this young writer. His passion for his land evokes emotive texts that leave no one indifferent. His success is, in my opinion, like all good coffee, the mixture of exquisite ingredients. In his case: rich language, love for the national culture, and everyday, timeless themes. Sandro's imprint has thus been left in coffee and ink to everyone's delight.