Manuel Espinosa Sainos was born in Ixtepec, Puebla, on October 4, 1972. He is a Totonac poet and translator, as well as a bilingual producer and TV commentator. In 1999 he published his first poetry collection, Xtachiwinkan likatutunaku kachikín / Voces del totonacapan, as part of Conaculta-INI’s Letras Indígenas Contemporáneas series. That was followed by Tlikgoy Litutunakunín / Cantan los totonacos, pulished as part of the International Year of Languages by the CDI in 2008, and Kxa kiwi tamputsni / En el árbol de los ombligos, which was published by the state of Veracruz’s Centro de las Artes Indígenas in 2012. He has collaborated in a number of cultural publications and anthologies, ans in 2014 his poetry was included in Alejando Estrada’s CD “Canta poesía a ritmo de son.” In 2016 he also participated in one of México’s foremost literary festivals, the VII Festival de Poesía Las Lenguas de América, Carlos Montemayor, which was held in the UNAM’s Sala Nezahualcóyotl.