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Edward Estlin Cummings[e._e._cummings]

 
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City of Residence: Cambridge, Massachusetts
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13 : Tulips and Chimneys
Poetry 2016-08-10 (3262 hits)

a clown's smirk in the skull of a baboon :
Poetry 2005-06-10 (7671 hits)

a man who had fallen among thieves :
Poetry 2005-06-10 (6697 hits)

a pretty a day :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (6329 hits)

all ignorance toboggans into know :
Poetry 2005-06-10 (7076 hits)

all in green :
Poetry 2005-06-04 (7344 hits)

all which isn't singing is mere talking :
Poetry 2005-06-10 (6717 hits)

am was :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (6170 hits)

anyone lived in a pretty how town :
Poetry 2003-11-03 (7094 hits)

as freedom is a breakfastfood :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (6061 hits)

Ballad of the Scholar's Lament :
Poetry 2005-06-04 (8392 hits)

Bătrîna Scumpa Mea Etcetera :
Poetry 2006-07-25 (10991 hits)

because i love you)last night :
Poetry 2005-06-10 (8155 hits)

Buffalo Bill :
Poetry 2005-06-04 (7265 hits)

Buffalo Bill :
Poetry 2006-03-14 (9333 hits)

but the other :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (5900 hits)

Chansons Innocentes: I :
Poetry 2005-07-26 (7458 hits)

Degetele tale fac flori timpurii :
Poetry 2006-09-17 (8115 hits)

ecco a letter starting "dearest we" :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (5835 hits)

Epithalamion :
Poetry 2009-06-13 (6778 hits)

Fame Speaks :
Poetry 2005-06-04 (6445 hits)

gee i like to think of dead :
Poetry 2005-12-21 (6802 hits)

here is little Effie's head :
Poetry 2006-04-24 (5779 hits)

I Am A Beggar Always :
Poetry 2005-06-04 (7839 hits)

i carry yor heart with me :
Poetry 2005-12-21 (9897 hits)

i have found what you are like :
Poetry 2009-07-29 (6488 hits)

I shall imagine life :
Poetry 2009-06-12 (6215 hits)

I sing of Olaf glad and big : XXX
Poetry 2006-05-18 (6235 hits)

i thank you God :
Poetry 2004-08-17 (13040 hits)

if you like my poems let them :
Poetry 2009-06-12 (5759 hits)

Impression IV :
Poetry 2016-02-16 (3420 hits)

IX :
Poetry 2011-07-03 (6433 hits)

lily has a rose :
Poetry 2009-06-12 (6085 hits)

maggie and milly and molly and may :
Poetry 2006-03-18 (8922 hits)

My father moved through dooms of love :
Poetry 2006-02-11 (8511 hits)

My mind is :
Poetry 2009-07-29 (6414 hits)

Now I lay (with everywhere around) :
Poetry 2009-07-29 (5919 hits)

Picasso (XXIII) :
Poetry 2009-06-12 (6168 hits)

Since feeling is first :
Poetry 2009-07-29 (7231 hits)

Somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond :
Poetry 2006-03-14 (7312 hits)

Spring is like a perhaps hand : III
Poetry 2005-12-03 (6171 hits)

suppose (VIII) :
Poetry 2009-06-12 (5819 hits)

The Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls :
Poetry 2005-09-05 (7320 hits)

the cat :
Poetry 2005-07-03 (8358 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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