- Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 - 1918)
From The Columbia Encyclopedia
French poet; a leader in the restless period of technical innovation and experimentation in the arts during the early 20th cent.
- Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)
From France and the Americas
One of the most versatile, prolific authors of the twentieth century, Jean Cocteau elaborated a personal conception of total art, which he defined in terms of the overarching notion of “poetry”.
- Paul Eluard (1895 - 1952)
From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide
French poet. He expressed the suffering of poverty in his verse, and was a leader of the surrealists.
- Tristan Tzara (1896 - 1963)
From The Crystal Reference Encyclopedia
French poet and essayist. He first emigrated to Zurich where, during World War 1, he became a founder of the Dada modern art movement.
- Paul Valéry (1871 - 1945): Topic Page
French poet and critic. A follower of the symbolists, Valéry was one of the greatest French poets of the 20th cent.