French poet who was inspired by and is sometimes associated with Dadaism, Cubism, and Surrealism. His literary works include Etoiles peintes, Coeur de chene, and Plupart du temps.
He grew up in southern France and was taught by his father, who was in the wine business.
He founded Nord-Sud, an important French literary journal, in 1917.
He married a woman named Henriette and also had a long-lasting romantic relationship with Coco Chanel.
His poetry was admired by Guillaume Apollinaire, whom Reverdy met in the Montmartre district of Paris.