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E. E. Cummings (1894–1962)

Author of 100 Selected Poems

200+ Works 13,329 Members 153 Reviews 173 Favorited

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Image credit: Photograph of E. E. Cummings while serving as an Army Private at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, 1918

Works by E. E. Cummings

100 Selected Poems (1954) 2,316 copies, 31 reviews
The Enormous Room (1922) 1,480 copies, 26 reviews
Selected Poems (1994) 1,454 copies, 8 reviews
E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962 (1994) 1,410 copies, 9 reviews
E.E.Cummings: A Selection of Poems (1965) 482 copies, 3 reviews
i--six nonlectures (1953) 435 copies, 2 reviews
Selected Poems, 1923-1958 (1960) 424 copies, 1 review
Complete poems, 1913-1962 (1972) 424 copies, 4 reviews
Little Tree (1987) 394 copies, 13 reviews
73 Poems (1962) 390 copies, 1 review
95 Poems (1958) 371 copies, 3 reviews
Tulips and Chimneys (1976) 306 copies, 4 reviews
Fairy Tales (1965) 254 copies, 7 reviews
50 Poems (1939) 223 copies, 2 reviews
Another E. E. Cummings (1998) 218 copies, 2 reviews
E. E. Cummings, Collected Poems, 1922 - 1938 (1977) 206 copies, 2 reviews
Hist Whist (1962) 203 copies, 4 reviews
Poems, 1923-1954 (1954) 200 copies, 1 review
Erotic Poems (2010) 178 copies
Is 5 (1926) 162 copies
Collected Poems (1926) 126 copies, 1 review
One Times One (1944) 123 copies, 1 review
Xaipe : Seventy-One Poems (1950) 107 copies
May I Feel Said He (Art & Poetry) (1935) 101 copies, 2 reviews
Viva (1970) 101 copies, 1 review
No Thanks (1978) 95 copies, 1 review
Him (1928) 65 copies
I Carry Your Heart With Me (2014) 65 copies, 6 reviews
22 and 50 Poems (2001) 44 copies
E.E. Cummings, a miscellany (1958) 39 copies, 1 review
Poems - Gedichte (1973) 36 copies
In Just — [poem] (1988) 33 copies, 3 reviews
Hist Whist and Other Poems for Children (1624) 20 copies, 3 reviews
Poesie (1996) 20 copies
The Theatre of E. E. Cummings (2013) 17 copies, 1 review
Three plays & a ballet (1967) 16 copies, 1 review
Poem 15 copies
The Voice of the Poet: e.e. cummings (2005) 15 copies, 1 review
Poesie (1987) 12 copies
Puella Mea (1923) 11 copies
Like a perhaps hand (2000) 10 copies
Santa Claus : a morality (2016) 8 copies
xix poemas (1998) 8 copies, 1 review
Selected Poems (2007) 7 copies
livrodepoemas (1999) 7 copies
Paris (2014) 7 copies
Poèmes choisis (2004) 7 copies
Eight Harvard Poets (2011) 6 copies
& 5 copies
Valitut runot (2016) 5 copies
E. E. Cummings (2019) 4 copies
Le vieil homme qui disait (2004) 4 copies, 1 review
Érotiques (2012) 4 copies, 1 review
95 Poems 3 copies
Tom: balletto scenario 3 copies, 1 review
150 wierszy (1983) 3 copies
40 poem(a)s 3 copies
16 poèmes enfantins (1962) 3 copies
Poems - Gedichte (2016) 3 copies
Three poems 3 copies
En gang om våren (2004) 2 copies
Buffalo Bill's 2 copies
58 58 poèmes (1980) 2 copies
POEMAS - E.E. CUMMINGS (2013) 2 copies
Collected Poems 1922-1933 (1977) 2 copies
Edward Estlin Cummings (1998) 2 copies
él 1 copy
Poetry 1 copy
Poesía experimental (2023) 1 copy
Le Père Noe͏̈l (1998) 1 copy
10 poemas 1 copy
58 poèmes 1 copy
Gedichte 1 copy
95 poems 1 copy
Tom 1 copy
Secilmis 100 Siir (2017) 1 copy
Poems, 1905-1962 (1973) 1 copy
Poesie d'amore (2009) 1 copy
I 1 copy
Seçilmiş Şiirler (1993) 1 copy
Poèmes 1 copy
Sipliss 1 copy
CIOPW 1 copy
Four poems 1 copy
Font 5 (2011) 1 copy
poemas 1 copy
La Guerre [poem] 1 copy, 1 review
Einleitung 1 copy
Foreword 1 copy
Five poems (1996) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contributor — 1,277 copies, 9 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 936 copies, 7 reviews
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contributor — 554 copies, 11 reviews
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contributor — 452 copies, 1 review
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contributor, some editions — 451 copies, 2 reviews
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contributor — 394 copies, 3 reviews
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contributor — 342 copies
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contributor — 338 copies, 2 reviews
Diane Goode's American Christmas (1990) — Contributor — 304 copies, 3 reviews
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contributor — 299 copies, 3 reviews
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contributor, some editions — 291 copies, 2 reviews
The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (1989) — Contributor — 286 copies
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contributor — 206 copies, 21 reviews
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contributor — 202 copies, 1 review
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It (1918) — Contributor — 199 copies, 1 review
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contributor — 164 copies, 2 reviews
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contributor — 142 copies, 1 review
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Contributor — 135 copies, 3 reviews
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Contributor — 130 copies, 2 reviews
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contributor, some editions — 110 copies, 1 review
The Imagist Poem (1963) — Contributor, some editions — 102 copies
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1944) — Contributor — 100 copies, 2 reviews
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contributor — 96 copies, 32 reviews
War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing (2016) — Contributor — 87 copies, 1 review
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (2007) — Contributor — 85 copies, 3 reviews
Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium (2004) — Contributor — 71 copies
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contributor — 69 copies, 1 review
American Sonnets: An Anthology (2007) — Contributor — 66 copies
Witch Poems (1976) — Contributor — 63 copies, 6 reviews
Religious Drama 3: An Anthology of Modern Morality Plays (1959) — Contributor — 57 copies
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (1992) — Contributor — 54 copies, 1 review
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contributor — 49 copies, 1 review
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contributor — 40 copies
Years of Protest: A Collection of American Writings of the 1930's (1967) — Contributor — 39 copies, 1 review
An American Omnibus (1933) — Contributor — 31 copies
Hey-How for Halloween! (1974) — Contributor — 30 copies, 2 reviews
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contributor — 28 copies, 1 review
Ten Poems to Say Goodbye (2012) — Contributor — 24 copies, 3 reviews
The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise (1967) — Contributor — 21 copies
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Contributor — 20 copies, 1 review
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contributor — 17 copies
Poems of Magic and Spells (1960) — Contributor — 14 copies
Alfabet op de rug gezien (1995) — Contributor — 10 copies
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contributor — 8 copies
Modern Cool (1999) — Composer — 5 copies
Charon's Daughter (1977) — Contributor, some editions — 5 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 11, July 1976 (1976) — Contributor — 3 copies
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Contributor — 3 copies
Americans Abroad : an anthology — Contributor, some editions — 3 copies
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Contributor — 1 copy
The red front — Translator, some editions — 1 copy

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seralv04 | 1 other review | Feb 14, 2024 |
No rating because while there are many E.E. Cummings poems I love and quote from memory,
I recently learned that he was an unredeemed racist.
 
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m.belljackson | 7 other reviews | Dec 7, 2023 |
Most of Cummings' work is beyond me, but that's not his fault, I believe. I enjoy reading poetry more for the beauty of the language, how a phrase is turned, more so than to understand. And, perhaps I'm a little too dense as well. This little collection provided many lines I could read aloud and hear the birds singing.
 
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MickeyMole | 7 other reviews | Oct 2, 2023 |
The author, well known to me as a poet, was a volunteer ambulance driver in France during the First World War. He was imprisoned for suspected anti-war sentiment, but eventually released and returned to the US. This is his account of his imprisonment. I’d never heard of either his imprisonment or this work, but it was apparently quite controversial when published in the early 1920s. Several critics bombed it, essentially for being politically radical. Some critics praised it but said that it was a work of fiction and some compared it to The Pilgrim's Progress (The author has a characteristic descriptive style, which I found irritating, but he specifically denies that the book is fiction [but, what does that mean?]).

Anyway, Cummings' account held my interest, but I had some problems with it. I know Cummings was a young man, but his account has a definite adolescent quality replete with various highly offensive slang terms for his fellow inmates. The book is peppered with French; single words, phrases, and longer amounts. I suppose this is to give the flavor of the situation. I know a few words of French, but I was constantly using the Kindle to translate. Some of the words may be the slang of the times since I could not translate them. It didn’t seem to me that the book would have lost anything by being written all in one language or the other. Lastly, the book is described as sort of an ur-Catch 22. But it is hardly that. Furthermore, I'm familiar with several other anti-war writings of the time that are superior. I think this book’s obscurity is understandable.
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