From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Born on in Reims, Marne département, France, he became an important part of the artistic community of Montparnasse. By 1912 his accomplishments and influence were such that Paul Verlaine gave him the title "Prince of the Poets." Paul Fort was the founder of several reviews: "Vers et Prose" with the collaboration of Guillaume Apollinaire and "Le Livre d'art" which published Alfred Jarry's play Ubu Roi.
One of his famous works was "La Ronde". This poem is famous world wide because it is a plea for world friendship (Lilac, A).