EE Cummings

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Birthday
14, 1894
Birthplace
Cambridge, MA
Death Date
Sep 3, 1962 (67)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
14, 1894
Birthplace
Cambridge, MA
Death Date
Sep 3, 1962 (67)

About

Experimental poet and author who shattered rules of syntax to reveal meaning. His best-known works include The Enormous Room, Tulips and Chimneys, and No Thanks.

Before Fame

He began writing poetry when he was only eight years old. He further developed his dynamic, modern style while he was a student at Harvard.

Trivia

He held conservative political views, a fact that seems incongruent with his radical, rule-breaking literary persona.

Family Life

He was married three times -- to Elaine Orr, Anne Minnerly Barton, and Marion Morehouse -- and had one daughter.

Associated With

He was influenced by the poetry of Amy Lowell.