Steven Leyva was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared in 2 Bridges Review, Fledgling Rag, The Light Ekphrastic, The Cobalt Review, and Prairie Schooner. He is a Cave Canem fellow, the winner of the 2012 Cobalt Review Poetry Prize, and author of the chapbook Low Parish. Steven holds a MFA from the University of Baltimore, where he teaches in the Klein Family School of Communications Design.
In the 6th installment of our Southern Latinx Poetry, Leyva and Cancio-Bello write gorgeous odes to the wisdom, frustration and dreams of their abuelitos y abeulitas. You’ll want to call grandma after reading these.