Rimbaud, Arthur

Arthur Rimbaud is associated with the rise of free verse in France, and his work is a precursor to surrealism. Following his own dictum, Rimbaud lived an inordinately intense, tortured existence as he described in A Season in Hell (1873). On Nov. 10, 1891, he died in Marseille following the amputation of his cancerous right leg. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.