Throughout his life, Saenz struggled with alcoholism, a struggle about which he frequently wrote in his poems. Owing to this fact, he is often viewed as a sort of poète maudit, or "cursed poet". Alcoholism is a powerful craving for alcohol which often results in the compulsive consumption of alcohol otherwise known as an addiction. ... A poÃ¨te maudit (French: accursed poet) is a poet living a life outside or against society. ...
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