Edward EstlinE. E.Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), often styled as e e cummings, as he is attributed in many of his published works, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. He is often regarded as one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. Cummings is associated with modernist free-form poetry. Much of his work has idiosyncratic syntax and uses lower case spellings for poetic expression.

Books in order of publication:

Books

  • The Enormous Room (1922)
  • Tulips and Chimneys (1923)
  • & (1925) (self-published)
  • XLI Poems (1925)
  • is 5 (1926)
  • HIM (1927) (a play)
  • ViVa (1931)
  • CIOPW (1931) (art works)
  • EIMI (1933) (Soviet travelogue)
  • No Thanks (1935)
  • Collected Poems (1938)
  • 50 Poems (1940)
  • 1 × 1 (1944)
  • Santa Claus: A Morality (1946)
  • XAIPE: Seventy-One Poems (1950)
  • i—six nonlectures (1953) Harvard University Press
  • Poems, 1923–1954 (1954)
  • 95 Poems (1958)
  • 73 Poems (1963) (posthumous)
  • Fairy Tales (1965)
  • Etcetera: The Unpublished Poems (1983)
  • Complete Poems, 1904–1962, edited by George James Firmage, Liveright 2008