"Paul Fort whom I had never read."

French poet Paul Fort (1872-1960) became an important influence in the Montparnasse community, promoting many of its artists through the Théâtre d' Art, which he founded in 1880 in opposition to the Naturalist theatre.

In 1905 he also formed the Vers et Prose review, which, with the collaboration of Guillaume Apollinaire, fostered the talent of many Symbolist writers. He was given the accolade 'Prince of Poets' by Verlaine in 1912, in recognition of both his contributions and accomplishments.