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E. E. Cummings

DATE OF BIRTH

1894-01-01

CURRENT STATE/PROVIDENCE

Massachusetts

CURRENT COUNTRY

United States of America

e.e. cummings (1894-1962) remains one of America's most popular poets. Listeners are enchanted by his witty originality and technical virtuosity, but his gifts were always in serve to his desire to portray the tumultuous upheavals of ordinary life, the sensuous appeals of love, and the limits of rational thought. His quickening lyrical impulse was matched by an exuberant playfulness--language sent spinning against its own gravity--that drew attention to the vitality of the spontaneous individual. He could be as satirical as he was amorous, as precise as he was flighty, as accessible as he was C
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