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100 Selected Poems by e e Cummings EE Cummings is without uestion one of the major poets of the 20th century and this volume first published in 1959 is indispensable for every lover of modern lyrical verse It contains one hundred of Cummings’s wittiest and most profound poems harvested from thirty five of the most radically creative years in contemporary American poetry These poems exhibit all the extraordinary lyricism playfulness technical ingenuity and compassion for which Cummings is famous They demonstrate beautifully his extrapolations from traditional poetic structures and his departures from them as well as the uniue synthesis of lavish imagery and acute artistic precision that has won him the adulation and respect of critics and poetry lovers everywhere


About the Author: E.E. Cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge Massachusetts on October 14 1894 He began writing poems as early as 1904 and studied Latin and Greek at the Cambridge Latin High SchoolHe received his BA in 1915 and his MA in 1916 both from Harvard University His studies there introduced him to the poetry of avant garde writers such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra PoundIn 1917 Cummings published a



10 thoughts on “100 Selected Poems by e e Cummings

  1. says:

    “let it go – thesmashed word brokenopen vow orthe oath cracked lengthwise – let it go itwas sworn togolet them go – thetruthful liars andthe false fair friendsand the boths andneithers – you must let them go theywere bornto golet all go – thebig small middlingtall bigger reallythe biggest and allthings – let all godearso comes love”“no manif men are gods;b


  2. says:

    For some reason I had never rated E E Cummings He became the icon for form twisting poetry with his name written in lower case reflecting the way his poems used and abused typography grammar and punctuation I'm a symbol manipulating machine it's why I'm a computer programmer and why I love to read But I manipulate symbols within rules and I love rules I loved learning the rules of


  3. says:

    I find reviewing poetry like reviewing a color If your favorite color is blue it's hard to explain why it appeals to you Or why blue is better then red Expressing the inarticulable the ability to convey a sense of something beyond words through words for me is the greatness of a poetI first stumbled across cummings in high school in one of those gloss covered all encompassing LITERATURE te


  4. says:

    somewhere i have never traveled gladly beyondany experience your eyes have their silencein your most frail gesture are things which enclose meor which i cannot touch because they are too nearyour slightest look easily will unclose methough i have closed myself as fingersyou open always petal by petal myself as Spring openstouching skillfully mysteriously her first roseor if your wish be to close


  5. says:

    i didn't realise Cummings wrote mostly in all lower case leading me to think this book was a misprint or somethingtook me awhile to truly get into these but get into them I did and found well over half of the poems to be brilliant such a uniue style that was a great pleasure to read what a way to get my poetic journey of 2020 off the ground Some of my faves were the cambridge ladies who live in furnished


  6. says:

    My first Cummings book it cost me 195 many years ago and still my favorite There are so many poems in here which I think are good poems The general critical consensus seems to be that Cummings was second rate Well for me he is engaging than many poets that others fawn over He was an accomplished sonneteer though you might not recognize all his sonnets for what they are at first due to his experiments with orthog


  7. says:

    I opened POETRY month with one that's been on my shelf for awhile 100 Selected Poems was my first full length collection by Cummings the well known 20th century American poet I enjoyed his form and syntax play with a variety of themes nature erotica religious to everyday observational


  8. says:

    As I finished this slim book I puzzled over how to best explain how it makes me feel I got this image in my headIf I were stranded on a deserted island and allowed to take one book with me this book would be in my top five of final possible picks If I picked this book to take with me when someone found me ten years later I would still be puzzling over some of the meaning of the poems; I would still be kept comfortably happy sad


  9. says:

    some of these poems abounded in clichés a few of them were actually genius but way too many just felt lazy i’d definitely love to read of his poetry though no time agoor else a lifewalking in the darki met christjesus my heartflopped overand lay stillwhile he passedasclose as i’m to youyes closermade of nothingexcept loneliness


  10. says:

    I’m not sure I was clever enough to understand what EE Cummings had to say in these 100 poems of his Most of them are hardly a page long and very short but like my aversion of short stories there was something in this book of short poems that just didn’t click with me I remember opening a Brian Transeaux I think album and reading the following excerpt from a Cumming’s poem and being blown away as an 18 year old“Deeds cannot dream what d


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