Manuel Maples Arce
- Category : 1900-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 1
Mexican poet, writer, art critic, lawyer and diplomat, especially known as the founder of the Stridentism movement, an artistic and multidisciplinary avant-garde movement he founded in Mexico City at the end of 1921.
After the first Stridentist manifesto, "Comprimido estridentista," launched in 1921 in the n°1 of the broadsheet Actual, he published in 1922 his first avant-gardist book of poetry, Andamios interiores (Poemas radiograficos); in 1924, Urbe (Super-poema bolchevique en 5 cantos), which English version, made by John Dos Passos, was edited in 1929 in New York (this edition is maybe the first poetry book of a Mexican, and the first of the Spanish language avant-garde, translated into English); in 1927, Poemas interdictos, his ultimate book of poetry for a long time, until the last one, Memorial de la sangre published in 1947.
He died on 26 June 1981, aged 81, in Mexico City.