e.e. cummings, Poetry Reading, Part 2


e.e. cummings, Poetry Reading, Part 2


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Edward Estlin "e. e." Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), often styled as e e cummings, as he sometimes signed his name, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. This undated recording captures cummings during his visit to Eastern Michigan University. There is no commentary between poems.


e.e. cummings, of all the blessings which to man, a salesman is an it that stinks Excuse, rain or hail, darling because my blood can sing, springtime is my time, is your time, is my time, when serpents bargain for the right to squirm, maggie and milly and molly and may, that melancholy, what got him was nothing, Thanksgiving (1956), my father moved through dooms of love

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e.e. cummings, Poetry Reading, Part 2