e.e. cummings

e.e. cummings

Edward Estlin ("E.E.") Cummings (1894 –1962), often styled as e.e. cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, playwright, and author of children’s books and novels. From an early age, both his parents encouraged his creative gifts. His father was a professor at Harvard who later became a pastor. E.E. Cummings himself graduated from Harvard in 1915. He fell in love with Paris while stationed in France during WWI, and returned there often during his lifetime. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th-Century English literature, and especially as an innovative poet.