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BIOGRAPHY – E. E. CUMMINGS Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Posted by edincityoflit in Poets.

E. E. Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894.  He attended Harvard University and served as an ambulance driver in World War I.  His first collection of poetry, Tulips and Chimneys, came out in 1923, displaying the inventive use of typography and grammar which would mark him throughout his career.

While E. E. Cummings won numerous awards throughout his life, critical opinion was generally divided on his output.  Despite this, Cummings was, and still is, one of the most popular American poets and an influential figure of 20th century poetry.  Cummings died in 1962.


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