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E. E. Cummings biography :

Considered one of the greatest American poets, e. e. cummings was born in 1894 in Cambridge, Massachussets. His first literary success, The Enormous Room (1922) was based on his experience as a volunteer for the Norton-Harjes Ambulance group, where he was wrongly detained in a detention camp for three months. This was followed by his first collection of poetry, Tulips and Chimneys (1923). The two books made him a celebrity in the literary world, who recognized his genius at playing with language to capture the “chaotic immediacy of sensuous experience” through the play of words, and in such a lyrical and spontaneous manner. He used this skill to write some of the best love poems of the 20th century.
Cummings was a contributing writer to many magazines and newspapers, including Vanity Fair. The assignments allowed him to travel, and capture the landscapes he had seen in art works in charcoal, ink, oil, pencil, and watercolour. Some of his illustrations and paintings were exhibited in various individual shows in New York.
Cummings had several rocky relationships, until he enjoyed a long and happy third marriage to photographer Marion Morehouse. They settled in New York, occasionally visiting the family farm in New Hampshire. While he continued to write—releasing collections like VV (1931) and No Thanks (1935), Xaipe (1950), and 95 Poems (1958)—they were not as well received as his first volumes.
Cummings died in 1962. He is remembered not only for his skill at imagery but his creative defiance of traditional rhyme, meter, and rules of language (including the refusal to capitalize the letters of his name, i.e., e. e. cummings).


Poems by E. E. Cummings :

will you teach a wretch to live

Me up at does

a total stranger one black day

anyone lived in a pretty how town...


lily has a rose... by e.e. cummings


Books of poetry by E. E. Cummings  :

Selected Poems


Book Description
This review is from a strictly prose guy, as poetry usually goes right over my head. In my efforts to understand poetry, I have discovered that the work of e.e. cummings breaks through the stylistic barriers that make many people shy away from poetry altogether. cummings' use of bizarre spacing, punctuation, and phrasings keeps the reader away from the "sing-song" routine that tends to damage the credibility of many a poem, and cummings uses the art of style to say many things and make many points in just a few words. The most fascinating aspect of cummings' work is letting the small number of words in a poem really sink in until you gain many insights. This book usefully arranges cummings' most noteworthy poems into categories so you can more easily dwell on his major areas of subject matter. cummings did not live the hard life of many noteworthy poets, so a good number of his poems are musings on abstract concepts like life, love, mythology, and mortality. However, his much sharper observations on war, prostitution, politics, and the dark side of urban life can be truly shocking once you delve into their deeper meanings. Contemplating the title of this review, which is also the first line of the poem on page 181 of this book, will help any poetry-fearing reader to dive into cummings' world.



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