Homero Manzi (1907-51)
One of the most important tango poets.
He wrote scripts for theater and movies.
Together with Sebastián Piana they evolutionized Milonga.
Aníbal Troilo who admired him very much composed "Responso" and his childhood friend Cátulo Castillo wrote tango "A Homero" morning his early death.
Read his biography on todotango.
His work as Poet
With composer Aníbal Troilo
Sur (South) Watch Una Noche De Poesía
Che, Bandoneón! (Hey, Bandoneon!)
Barrio de Tango (Tango Quarter)
Romance De Barrio (Neighborhood Romance) vals
Discepolín (Little Discépolo)
With composer Sebastián Piana
El Pescante (Coachman's Seat)
Tango (Voz de tango) (Tango (Voice of Tango))
De Barro (Made Of Mud)
Milonga del "900" (Milonga of the 1900s) milonga
Esquinas Porteñas (Corners of Buenos Aires) vals
Paisaje (Landscape) vals
With composer Lucio Demare
Mañana Zarpa Un Barco (Tomorrow a Ship Sets Sail)
Solamente Ella (Only Her)
Fuimos (We Were)
Ninguna (No One)
Veinticuatro De Agosto (August 24th)
Fruta Amarga (Bitter Fruit)
En Un Rincón (In A Corner)
Cornetín (The Cornet)
Monte Criollo (Monte Criollo)
Así Es El Tango (Tango Is Like This)
Mi Taza De Café (My Cup Of Coffee)
Muchacho De Cafetín (Young Boy From The Small Cafe)
El Último Organito (The Last Street Organ) - composed by his son, Acho Manzi
Viejo Ciego (Old Blind Man) - his first tango
His work as screen writer
El Último Payador (The Last Folk Singer) 1950 - Manzi also directed
Escuela de Campeones (The School of Champions) 1950 - based on true accounts of Argentine soccer beginning