Pita Amor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pita Amor
BornMay 30, 1918
DiedMay 8, 2000(2000-05-08) (aged 81)
ChildrenManuel (1959-1961)
RelativesElena Poniatowska

Guadalupe Teresa Amor Schmidtlein (May 30, 1918 – May 8, 2000), who wrote as Pita Amor, was a Mexican poet.


She was born in Mexico City,[1] the youngest child of a family with seven children, of mixed French, German and Spanish ancestry, a member of the Mexican aristocracy. Her parents were Carolina Schmidtlein y García Teruel (of German and Spanish origin) and Emmanuel Amor Subervielle (of Spanish and French origin). Her family's financial woes after the revolution are narrated in Yo soy mi casa.

During her lifetime, she was known for her rebelliousness and audacity in her lifestyle. During her youth, she was an actress and a model for famous photographers and painters such as Diego Rivera and Raúl Anguiano. Her family was shocked when it was revealed that she had posed—and been portrayed—in the nude. She was called "The 11th Muse". She was a friend of José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and María Félix.

Her poetry, influenced by Juana Inés de la Cruz ("The 10th Muse") and Francisco de Quevedo, is notable for its direct expressions about metaphysical issues stated in the first person.

She was an aunt of the Mexican author Elena Poniatowska.

She died in Mexico City at the age of 81.


  • Yo soy mi casa (1946),[1] dedicated to her friend Gabriela Mistral
  • Puerta obstinada (1947)
  • Círculo de angustia (1948)[1]
  • Poesía (1948)
  • Polvo (1949)[1]
  • Décimas a Dios (1953)
  • Sirviéndole a Dios, de hoguera (1958)
  • Todos los siglos del mundo (1959)
  • Galería de Títeres (1959)
  • Soy dueña del universo (1984)[1]
  • El Zoológico de Pita Amor (1975) dedicated to Rodolfo Chávez Parra
  • Tan la tos (1945)


  1. ^ a b c d e "Amor, Guadalupe (1920–)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages, edited by Anne Commire and Deborah Klezmer, vol. 1, Yorkin Publications, 2007, p. 50. Gale eBooks. Accessed 16 Sept. 2021.