Italian poet and writer known for Prelude and Flight and associated with the Crepuscolarismo movement.
Abandoned by his father before his birth, he was raised by a wet nurse, and later by his mother, Felicita Rachele Coen.
He struggled with depression throughout his adult life.
He was married to Lina Wolfler, with whom he had a daughter.
He was a contemporary of Italian-born French poet Guillaume Apollinaire.