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Edward Estlin Cummings[e._e._cummings]


City of Residence: Cambridge, Massachusetts
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13 : Tulips and Chimneys
Poetry 2016-08-10 (3951 hits)

a clown's smirk in the skull of a baboon :
Poetry 2005-06-10 (8272 hits)

a man who had fallen among thieves :
Poetry 2005-06-10 (7357 hits)

a pretty a day :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (6940 hits)

all ignorance toboggans into know :
Poetry 2005-06-10 (7685 hits)

all in green :
Poetry 2005-06-04 (8146 hits)

all which isn't singing is mere talking :
Poetry 2005-06-10 (7371 hits)

am was :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (6765 hits)

anyone lived in a pretty how town :
Poetry 2003-11-03 (7767 hits)

as freedom is a breakfastfood :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (6668 hits)

Ballad of the Scholar's Lament :
Poetry 2005-06-04 (9024 hits)

Bătrîna Scumpa Mea Etcetera :
Poetry 2006-07-25 (11798 hits)

because i love you)last night :
Poetry 2005-06-10 (8846 hits)

Buffalo Bill :
Poetry 2005-06-04 (7939 hits)

Buffalo Bill :
Poetry 2006-03-14 (10068 hits)

but the other :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (6492 hits)

Chansons Innocentes: I :
Poetry 2005-07-26 (8055 hits)

Degetele tale fac flori timpurii :
Poetry 2006-09-17 (8675 hits)

ecco a letter starting "dearest we" :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (6418 hits)

Epithalamion :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (7359 hits)

Fame Speaks :
Poetry 2005-06-04 (7083 hits)

gee i like to think of dead :
Poetry 2005-12-21 (7389 hits)

here is little Effie's head :
Poetry 2006-04-24 (6295 hits)

I Am A Beggar Always :
Poetry 2005-06-04 (8459 hits)

i carry yor heart with me :
Poetry 2005-12-21 (10498 hits)

i have found what you are like :
Poetry 2009-07-29 (7218 hits)

I shall imagine life :
Poetry 2009-06-12 (6773 hits)

I sing of Olaf glad and big : XXX
Poetry 2006-05-18 (6855 hits)

i thank you God :
Poetry 2004-08-17 (13698 hits)

if you like my poems let them :
Poetry 2009-06-12 (6326 hits)

Impression IV :
Poetry 2016-02-16 (4035 hits)

IX :
Poetry 2011-07-03 (7171 hits)

lily has a rose :
Poetry 2009-06-12 (6635 hits)

maggie and milly and molly and may :
Poetry 2006-03-18 (9534 hits)

My father moved through dooms of love :
Poetry 2006-02-11 (9068 hits)

My mind is :
Poetry 2009-07-29 (7221 hits)

Now I lay (with everywhere around) :
Poetry 2009-07-29 (6577 hits)

Picasso (XXIII) :
Poetry 2009-06-12 (6685 hits)

Since feeling is first :
Poetry 2009-07-29 (8067 hits)

Somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond :
Poetry 2006-03-14 (7922 hits)

Spring is like a perhaps hand : III
Poetry 2005-12-03 (6706 hits)

suppose (VIII) :
Poetry 2009-06-12 (6322 hits)

The Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls :
Poetry 2005-09-05 (7896 hits)

the cat :
Poetry 2005-07-03 (9139 hits)

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Biography Edward Estlin Cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 ÔÇô September 3, 1962), popularly known as E. E. Cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in all lowercase letters as e. e. cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, an autobiographical novel, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as a preeminent voice of 20th century poetry, as well as one of the most popular.

Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 14, 1894 to Edward and Rebecca Haswell Clarke Cummings. He was named after his father but his family called him by his middle name. Estlin's father was a professor of sociology and political science at Harvard University and later a Unitarian minister. Cummings described his father as a hero and a person who could accomplish anything that he wanted to. He was well skilled and was always working or repairing things. He and his son were close, and Edward was one of Cummings' most ardent supporters.

His mother, Rebecca, never partook in stereotypically "womanly" things, though she loved poetry and reading to her children. Raised in a well-educated family, Cummings was a very smart boy and his mother encouraged Estlin to write more and more poetry every day. His first poem came when he was only three: "Oh little birdie oh oh oh, With your toe toe toe." His sister, Elizabeth, was born when he was six years old.

In 1952, his alma mater, Harvard, awarded Cummings an honorary seat as a guest professor. The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures he gave in 1952 and 1955 were later collected as i: six nonlectures.

Cummings spent the last decade of his life traveling, fulfilling speaking engagements, and spending time at his summer home, Joy Farm, in Silver Lake, New Hampshire.

He died on September 3, 1962, at the age of 67 in North Conway, New Hampshire of a stroke. [13] His cremated remains were buried in Lot 748 Althaea Path, in Section 6, Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory in Boston. In 1969, his third wife, Marion Morehouse Cummings, died and was buried in an adjoining plot: Lot 748, Althaea Path, Section 6.

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