Selected Poems

One hundred and fifty-six poems, grouped by theme, are accompanied by drawings, oils, and watercolors by the poet

Author: E. E. Cummings

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871401540

Category: Poetry

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One hundred and fifty-six poems, grouped by theme, are accompanied by drawings, oils, and watercolors by the poet

E E Cummings

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Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 088682611X

Category: Poetry

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A biography of the twentieth-century American writer whose poetry combined artistic composition with word play and traditional rhyme and meter. Includes examples of his work.

Verse Voice and Vision

This collection of essays explore the relationship between one of the world’s oldest art forms—poetry—and one of the world’s newest art forms—film.

Author: Marlisa Santos

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810892101

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

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This collection of essays explore the relationship between one of the world’s oldest art forms—poetry—and one of the world’s newest art forms—film. These essays include analyses of biopics of poets, films inspired by particular poems, cinematic representations of poets or poetic studies and the avant-garde phenomenon of the “poem-film.”

E E Cummings Poetry and Ecology

Given this analysis, verb and sound description would flow into one within the
final three lines of the poem: the verb “are” and the primitive, repetitive, open
sounds of the birds' voices. Merely to describe these sounds as onomatopoeic in
a ...

Author: Etienne Terblanche

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401208161

Category: Literary Criticism

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By employing the modernist devices of fragmentation, recombination, and accentuated blank space, E. E. Cummings engages singularly with being on earth. This ecological achievement was largely ignored by the New Critics, and the subsequent semiotic spirit which has been holding that the sign hardly has to do with concrete existence on earth ironically perpetuated the neglect. In this book Etienne Terblanche shows that Cummings’s ecology relocates his oeuvre and status in contemporary discourse. For, the poet follows, mimes, and connects with the unfolding changes of earthly existence and growth—what he views as the ‘Tao’ of being—in his lyricism, sex poems, satire, and visual-verbal poems. This is true especially of the elusive manner or ‘how’ of his poetry overall. Careful ecocritical reading of this active culture-nature integrity in his poetry brings about an imperative new understanding and placement of his project. It further serves to show that, in their different ways, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound engage with nature in a similar way, thus again accentuating the importance of Cummings’s poetic project to the neglected and vital ecocritical perception of modernism in poetry.

A Study Guide for E E Cummings s since feeling is first

On the CD The Voice of the Poet: e.e. cummings, published by Random House
Audio Voices from The Voice of the Poet series, cummings reads selections of his
poetry. A book containing the texts of the poems on the CD accompanies the CD
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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410358011

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for E.E. Cummings's "since feeling is first," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

A Miscellany Revised

Seven years later, George J. Firmage—editor of much of Cummings’s work, including Complete Poems—broadened the scope of this delightfully eclectic collection, adding seven more poems and essays, and many of Cummings’s unpublished ...

Author: E. E. Cummings

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9780871403940

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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A Miscellany, confined to a private edition for decades, sheds further light on the prodigious vision and imagination of the most inventive poet of the twentieth century: E.E. Cummings. Formally fractured and yet gleefully alive and whole, E. E. Cummings’s groundbreaking modernist poetry expanded the boundaries of language. In A Miscellany, originally released in a limited run in 1958, Cummings lent his delightfully original voice to “a cluster of epigrams,” a poem, three speeches from an unfinished play, and forty-nine essays—most of them previously written for or published in magazines, anthologies, or art gallery catalogues. Seven years later, George J. Firmage—editor of much of Cummings’s work, including Complete Poems—broadened the scope of this delightfully eclectic collection, adding seven more poems and essays, and many of Cummings’s unpublished line drawings. Together, these pieces paint a distinctive portrait of Cummings’s eccentric, yet precise, genius. Like his poetry, Cummings’s prose is lively; often witty, biting, and offbeat, he is an intelligent observer and critic of the modern. His essays explore everything from Cubism to the circus, equally quick to analyze his poetic contemporaries and satirize New York society. As Cummings wrote in his original foreword, A Miscellany contains “a great deal of liveliness and nothing dead.” This remains true today, more than fifty years after its original publication.

Tulips Chimneys

" This edition presents complete and textually accurate editions of Cummings's work, in keeping with the original manuscripts and the poet's intentions.

Author: E.E. Cummings

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486826912

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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Edward Estlin Cummings (1894–1962), a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Harvard University graduate, is best known for his rejection of traditional poetic forms. As e. e. cummings, he conducted radical experiments with spelling, syntax, and punctuation that inspired a revolution in twentieth-century literary expression and excited the admiration and affection of poetry lovers of all ages. With his 1923 debut, Tulips & Chimneys, the 25-year-old poet rattled the conservative literary scene, directing his avant-garde approach to the traditional subjects of love, life, time, and beauty. His playful treatment of punctuation and language adds enduring zest to such popular and oft-anthologized poems as "All in green went my love riding," "in Just-," "Tumbling-hair," "O sweet spontaneous," "Buffalo Bill's," and "the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls." This edition presents complete and textually accurate editions of Cummings's work, in keeping with the original manuscripts and the poet's intentions.

A Study Guide for E E Cummings s in Just

The Voice of the Poet: e. e. cummings is an audio recording of cummings reading
many of his betterknown poems, including “in Just.” Released by Random House
Audio Voices in 2005, the CD also includes a literary commentary presented ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410349415

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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The Art of Voice Poetic Principles and Practice

Catullus: Catullus, “This One Boy, II,” from The Poems of Catullus: An Annotated
Translation, Jeffrey Thomson and Jeannine Diddle Uzzi, trans., p. 50. Cambridge
... Cummings, E. E.: E. E. Cummings, “POEM, OR BEAUTY HURTS MR.VINAL”.

Author: Tony Hoagland

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324002697

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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An award-winning poet, teacher, and “champion of poetry” (New York Times) demystifies the elusive element of voice. In this accessible and distilled craft guide, acclaimed poet Tony Hoagland approaches poetry through the frame of poetic voice, that mysterious connective element that binds the speaker and reader together. A poem strong in the dimension of voice is an animate thing of shifting balances, tones, and temperatures, by turns confiding, vulgar, bossy, or cunning—but above all, alive. The twelve short chapters of The Art of Voice explore ways to create a distinctive poetic voice, including vernacular, authoritative statement, material imagination, speech register, tone-shifting, and using secondary voices as an enriching source of texture in the poem. A comprehensive appendix contains thirty stimulating models and exercises that will help poets cultivate their craft. Mining his personal experience as a poet and analyzing a wide range of examples from Catullus to Marie Howe, Hoagland provides a lively introduction to contemporary poetry and an invaluable guide for any practicing writer.

America at War

A collection of poems about America at war from the Revolution to the Iraq war.

Author: Lee Bennett Hopkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416918325

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 84

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A collection of poems about America at war from the Revolution to the Iraq war.

E E Cummings Modernism and the Classics

And so far as you're concerned “Life” is a verb of two voices—active,to do,passive
,to dream. Others believe ... 59 This idea of the third voice underlines how
embedded Greek was in Cummings' own search for his poetic 'voice'. As with
other ...

Author: J. Alison Rosenblitt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198767152

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This volume is a major, groundbreaking study of the modernist E. E. Cummings' engagement with the classics. With his experimental form and syntax, his irreverence, and his rejection of the highbrow, there are probably few current readers who would name Cummings if asked to identify twentieth-century Anglophone poets in the classical tradition. But for most of his life, and even for ten or twenty years after his death, this is how many readers and critics did see Cummings. He specialized in the study of classical literature as an undergraduate at Harvard and his contemporaries saw him as a "pagan' poet" or a "Juvenalian" satirist, with an Aristophanic sense of humor. In E.E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics, Alison Rosenblitt aims to recover for the contemporary reader this lost understanding of Cummings as a classicizing poet. The book also includes an edition of previously unpublished work by Cummings himself, unearthed from archival research. For the first time, the reader has access to the full scope of Cummings' translations from Horace, Homer, and Greek drama, as well as two short pieces of classically-related prose, a short "Alcaics" and a previously unknown and classicizing parody of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. This new work is exciting in its own right and essential to understanding Cummings' development as a poet.
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The Beauty of Living E E Cummings in the Great War

J. Alison Rosenblitt weaves together letters, journal entries, and sketches with astute analyses of poems that span Cummings’s career, revealing the origins of one of the twentieth century’s most famous poets.

Author: J. Alison Rosenblitt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393246971

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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An incisive biography of E. E. Cummings’s early life, including his World War I ambulance service and subsequent imprisonment, inspirations for his inventive poetry. E. E. Cummings is one of our most popular and enduring poets, one whose name extends beyond the boundaries of the literary world. Renowned for his formally fractured, gleefully alive poetry, Cummings is not often thought of as a war poet. But his experience in France and as a prisoner during World War I (the basis for his first work of prose, The Enormous Room) escalated his earliest breaks with conventional form?the innovation with which his name would soon become synonymous. Intimate and richly detailed, The Beauty of Living begins with Cummings’s Cambridge upbringing and his relationship with his socially progressive but domestically domineering father. It follows Cummings through his undergraduate experience at Harvard, where he fell into a circle of aspiring writers including John Dos Passos, who became a lifelong friend. Steeped in classical paganism and literary Decadence, Cummings and his friends rode the explosion of Cubism, Futurism, Imagism, and other “modern” movements in the arts. As the United States prepared to enter World War I, Cummings volunteered as an ambulance driver, shipped out to Paris, and met his first love, Marie Louise Lallemand, who was working in Paris as a prostitute. Soon after reaching the front, however, he was unjustly imprisoned in a brutal French detention center at La Ferté-Macé. Through this confrontation with arbitrary and sadistic authority, he found the courage to listen to his own voice. Probing an underexamined yet formative time in the poet’s life, this deeply researched account illuminates his ideas about love, justice, humanity, and brutality. J. Alison Rosenblitt weaves together letters, journal entries, and sketches with astute analyses of poems that span Cummings’s career, revealing the origins of one of the twentieth century’s most famous poets.

A Miscellany

Seven years later, George J. Firmage-- editor of much of Cummings's work, including Complete Poems-- broadened the scope of this idiosyncratic collection of Cummings's work, adding seven more poems and essays, and many of Cummings's ...

Author: E. E. Cummings

Publisher:

ISBN: 0871406535

Category: American prose literature

Page: 384

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Includes works in French language with parallel English text.

The Poet and the Beat

The second collection of poetry by Daniel A. Clara, The Poet and the Beat is the writer's inner monologue as he considers the modern world and middle age.

Author: Daniel A. Clara

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312391529

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

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The second collection of poetry by Daniel A. Clara, The Poet and the Beat is the writer's inner monologue as he considers the modern world and middle age. Drawing form and inspiration from the works of lauded poets Charles Bukowski and e.e. cummings, Daniel A. Clara finds his voice again as he wrestles with love, anger and reflection and the lessons that accompany mid-life experiences.

Voices

As in his volume , The Magic - Maker E. E. Cummings , he disclaims the role of
critic , and generally refrains from personal judgments or forecasts regarding the
poet's future reputation . He does voice his feeling about Pound's fascism and ...

Author: Harold Vinal

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000001390493

Category: Poetry

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E E Cummings

Divided into five sections — mirroring the title — the book is remarkable for its
unique , and by this point fully recognizable , voice that was Cummings ' s alone .
More mature , masterful , and controlled than his three earlier books of poems , Is
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Author: Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno

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ISBN: UOM:39015060639898

Category: Poets, American

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First comprehensive life of one of the twentieth century's greatest poetic innovators E.E. Cummings is best remembered as one of the first poets of the twentieth century to successfully unite poetic tradition with the avant garde; endlessly experimenting with the poetic form, and producing volumes of playfully iconoclastic verse. In this, the first biography of Cummings for twenty-five years, Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno uses his unprecedented access to the poet's own personal papers to present a picture of a man whose literary success was in direct contrast to the chaos of his personal life. From his strained relationship with his Harvard professor father, his war-time incarceration in a French prison camp, his extraordinary, prolific liaisons with young women (and consequent failed marriages), to his writing of some of the most remarkable and tender poetry of the twentieth century, the biographer is expert at weaving together the different and difficult elements of the poet's life. The first biography of E.E. courses everywhere, and is probably the most prolific American poet of the last century Written with unprecedented access to Cummings' own papers

Complete Poems 1913 1962

Author: Edward Estlin Cummings

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035260392

Category: American poetry

Page: 866

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"The creative development of the American poet is revealed in this comprehensive compilation of his works."--