Manuel Becerra (b. Mexico City, 1983) is the author of Cantata Castrati (Colibrí, México, 2004), Los alumbrados (Estado de México, 2008). Canciones para adolescentes fumando en un claro del bosque (Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, 2011), Instrucciones para matar un caballo, (Conaculta/Fonca, 2013) and La escritura de los animales distintos. Becerra held a fellowship at Art Omi in 2018. Previously he received the 2008 Enrique Enrique González Rojo Arthur Prize for Poetry, the 2011 Ramón López Velarde National Prize for Poetry, the 2013 José Francisco Conde National Prize for Poetry, and the 2014 Enriqueta Ochoa National Prize for Poetry. In 2009-2010 he held a poetry fellowship for young writers from the Foundation for Mexican Letters.