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Paul Fort

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Paul Fort (1 February 1872 - 20 April 1960) was a French poet.

Born in Reims, Marne département, France, he became an important part of the artistic community of Montparnasse, where Diriks and Krogh took him to the cafés. While a student at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris, he founded the Théâtre d' Art in 1890. Many new artists were promoted there, including Paul Verlaine, Paul Gauguin, and Maurice Maeterlinck.[1] By 1912 his accomplishments and influence were such that Verlaine gave him the title "Prince of the Poets." Paul Fort was the founder of "Vers et Prose" with the collaboration of Guillaume Apollinaire.

One of his famous works was "La Ronde". This poem is famous world wide because it is a plea for world friendship (Lilac, A).

He is mentioned by Ernest Hemingway as a customer of Closerie des Lilas, in A Moveable Feast, The RestoredEdition,Scribners, 2009/

He died on 20 April 1960 in France and is buried in the Cimetière de Montlhéry, in Montlhéry, Essonne département, in the Île-de-France, Region of France.

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