E. E. Cummings

Born on October 14, 1894. In Cambridge, MA

E.E. Cummings studied both Latin and Greek in high school. He went on to receive a master's degree from Harvard in English and classical studies. In 1917, Cummings went to France to become a volunteer ambulance driver in WW1. Cummings was interned at a French prison camp five months later on suspicion of espionage. After the war, Cummings was let out and he settled in rural Connecticut, but made lots of trips to Europe meeting famous artists like Picasso and publishing works at the same time. E.E. Cummings died the second most widely read poet in the U.S. on September 3, 1962.  

  E.E. Cummings began his writing in 1904. Cumming's style is very unique by the very original use of language, punctuation, and word spacing. His poems often very whimsical, playful, and humorous. Cummings became very popular among readers due to his playful attitude towards very serious subjects like war. Cummings also had a unique way of playing with words and creating whimsical compound words. My example poem shows just how unique and weird Cummings work can be.