Velimir Khlebnikov

Viktor Vladimirovich Khlebnikov was born in Malye Derbety in the Russian Empire in 1885.Khlebnikov belonged to Hylaea, the most significant Russian Futurist group, (along with Vladimir Mayakovsky, Aleksei Kruchenykh, David Burliuk, and Benedikt Livshits), but had already written many significant poems before the Futurist movement in Russia had taken shape. Among his contemporaries, he was regarded as “a poet’s poet” (Mayakovsky referred to him as a “poet for producers”) and a maverick genius.

Biography taken from Wikipedia article.