Pierre Reverdy

(1889-1960 / France)

Pierre Reverdy
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Pierre Reverdy (13 September 1889 - 17 June 1960) was a French poet associated with surrealism and cubism.

Pierre Reverdy was born in Narbonne and grew up near the Montagne Noire in his father's house. Reverdy came from a family of sculptors. His father taught him to read and write. He studied at Toulouse and Narbonne.

Reverdy arrived in Paris in October 1910. It was there, at the famous Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre that he met Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, Louis Aragon, André Breton, Philippe Soupault and Tristan Tzara.

For sixteen years, Reverdy lived for his writing. His companions were Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse and many others. These... more »

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  • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (7/20/2005 11:57:00 AM)

    The thing I most love about Pierre Reverdy is that I found him when Frank O'Hara tucked one of his poems into a pocket.

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