Massachusetts-born poet, author, and publisher whose notable works include Red Skeletons, Chariot of the Sun, and Transit of Venus. He founded Black Sun Press, a company that published the works of James Joyce, Kay Boyle, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, and other renowned authors.
He was born into a wealthy Boston family and was a volunteer with the American Field Service during World War I.
He and his lover, Josephine Noyes Rotch, died in 1929 as the result of an apparent murder-suicide pact.
He had an open marriage with Polly Crosby (formerly Mrs. Richard Peabody), with whom he had previously enjoyed a high-profile affair.
As an American whose early adulthood coincided with World War I, he was a member of what author Ernest Hemingway called "The Lost Generation."