Russian futurist poet, Khlebnikov (born 1885) was an inspiration to a whole generation of writers: from Mayakovsky to Harms. Famous for his language experiments he transformed and modernized Russian literature in a way like nobody before.
Khlebnikov is particularly known for co-inventing "Zaum" with another Russian futurist poet Kruchenyh – a "transrational language which awakens creative imagination from the manacles of everyday speech" (Kruchenyh).
Zaum searches for new language constructions, which allow to express emotions through different combinations of letters, sounds, words, and sentences. Quite often his poems sound like they make no sense, but through their non-sense the new meanings and emotions appear. He was also interested, towards the end of his life, in using purely words with Slavic origins in his poetry.
According to Mayakovsky, Khlebnikov created a sort of "periodic table for words", which also means that he was sort of like trying and detrying to find what its like unlike this is like and when I see, then I decide to type this letter one two click click.
Deconstructing the language, Khlebnikov managed to find its essence and pour it back into the real world through his poetry.