Matanzas is a leafy tree in the poetic imagination of the Cuban nation, poetry is from its original concept: beauty, creation and also translates into all those important musicians who are the essence of the country from rumba, danzón or mambo, said last Thursday the poet Israel Domínguez, on the occasion of the National Prize Day of Poetry José Jacinto Milanés 2018.
“Since I was a child I was captivated by Matanzas, when I came with my parents to Varadero; from the train line, that amphitheater of the city next to the bay is impressive “-added Domínguez, a native of the province of Villa Clara, currently based in the city of rivers and bridges.
“It would not be the one that today is if they had not walked by it José María Heredia, Plácido, Domingo del Monte; in Matanzas, a lot of Cubanness and great essences of nationality have been created “, affirmed the author of Viaje de Regreso.
As usual, the Vigía Editions workshop confirmed a favorable space for the encounter between literature lovers, authors and readers interested in listening to contemporary voices such as those of Israel, Aristides Vega, Jamila Medina and Alfredo Zaldívar.
Aristides Vega Chapú, Villa Clara narrator and poet, commented that Matanzas is an important place in Cuban beauty and poetry is nothing other than the testimony of beauty.
“In Cuba there are very beautiful places, but Matanzas has all that beauty that Cuba as an Island can show, that is why it has given such important poets, not only in literature, but also in visual arts and music, because it is a favorable land for that, “said Vega Chapú.
And while they sentenced Matanzas city for the travelers and the lyric, at nearby tables books were created by hand, very close to the San Juan River, where, according to Alfredo Zaldívar, only Vigía Editions could have been born.