Huerta began studying law at the UNAM in Mexico City but abandoned his studies in favour of journalism and literature. His first collection of verse, Absoluto amor, was marked by romantic lyricism, but he later evolved toward a style of poetry that reflected both his personal subjectivity and current political and social conditions.
From 1938 to 1941 he worked on the literary magazine Taller alongside several of his university colleagues who had taken the path of literature, including Alberto Quintero Álvarez, Octavio Paz and Rafael Solana. Among the many awards he received were France's Ordre des Palmes Académiques (1945), the Xavier Villaurrutia Award (1975) the National Science and Arts Prize (1976), and the National Journalism Prize (1978). For many years he worked as film critic for the newsweekly El Fígaro.
- 1935 - Absoluto amor
- 1936 - Línea del alba
- 1944 - Los hombres del alba
- 1943 - Poemas de guerra y esperanza
- 1950 - La rosa primitiva
- 1951 - Poesía
- 1953 - Poemas de viaje
- 1956 - Estrella en alto y nuevos poemas
- 1957 - Para gozar tu paz
- 1959 - ¡Mi país, oh mi país!
- 1959 - Elegía de la policía montada
- 1961 - Farsa trágica del presidente que quería una isla
- 1962 - La raíz amarga
- 1963 - El Tajín
- 1973 - Poemas prohibidos y de amor
- 1974 - Los eróticos y otros poemas
- 1980 - Estampida de poemínimos
- 1980 - Tranza poética
- 1985 - Estampida de Poemínimos
- Volumen 8 Enciclopedia Hispánica. Enciclopædia Britannica Publishers, Inc. EEUU, 1991