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happy birthday, E.E. Cummings

Today is the anniversary of the birth of New England poet E.E. Cummings. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894.

The wonderful UbuWeb sound catalog includes two poems read by E.E. Cummings:

That Melancholy


Let’s From Some Loud Unworld’s Most Rightful Wrong.

Also, the Boston Globe has a story on New things happening at Forest Hills Cemetery, where Cummings is buried. I used to live near there, in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Also buried in that cemetery are poet Anne Sexton and abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. The Globe reports on how the cemetery is trying to expand their business to include letting dogs poop on the graves of notables as well as regular citizens.

For adult readers, The Daily Beast provides A gallery of erotic drawings and poems done by E.E. Cummings..

And, finally, for those of you who wonder about his use or non-use of capital letters, read the decapitalization of E.E. Cummings, an essay and remembrance from Norman Friedman.

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