César M. Ayala Paredes

César M. Ayala Paredes aka César Ayala (1923) is an Ecuadorian poet and short story writer. He is known as The Soldier Poet because he served in Ecuador’s armed forces and in 1955 he published a book of poems titled “Los poemas del soldado” [The Soldier’s Poems]. In 2003, the House of Ecuadorian Culture published his short story collection, “Vernissage.” He has earned various awards for his works.


  • Second World Prize of Poetry Festival 1955 [Segundo Premio Mundial de Poesía Festival 1955] for “Los poemas del soldado.”
  • Muros de espuma (1961)
  • Los poemas del soldado (1955)
  • Mística del vuelo: decálogo intimista (1965)
  • Registro oral de America (1982)
  • Vernissage: cuentos (2003)
  • Estatuas (1992)
  • Panorámica: ensayo: La Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana, 50 años en la vida nacional (1971)

Name variation

  • César Manuel Ayala Paredes
  • César M. Ayala Paredes
  • César Ayala

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