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E. E. Cummings

Date of Birth 14-October-1894
Place of Birth Cambridge
(United States of America, Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Area code 617, Area code 857)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as E.E. Cummings, Edward Estlin Cummings, e e cummings, Cummings, e_e_cummings, Cummings, E. E., E.E. Cummings, Edward Estlin "E.E." Cummings, Έντουαρντ Έστλιν Κάμμινγκς, Ε. Ε. Κάμινγκς, Έντουαρντ Έστλιν Κάμινγκς
Profession Writer, Painter, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Author
  • The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
  • And the reason that i laugh and breathe is oh love
  • when god decided to invent everything he took one reath bigger than a circustent and everything began
  • A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.
  • Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
  • America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.
  • The earth laughs in flowers.
  • It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
  • It takes three to make a child.
  • At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
  • I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
  • It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my poems are competing.
  • Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
  • Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink
  • A politician is an ass upon which everyone has sat except a man.
  • Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.
  • Nothing recedes like progress.
Edward Estlin Cummings, known as E. E. Cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in lowercase letters as e e cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th century poetry.

Awards by E. E. Cummings

Check all the awards nominated and won by E. E. Cummings.


Nominations 1959 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Poetry Poems


Nominations 1955 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Poetry Poems, 1923-1954