A master of modernist experimentation, e.e. cummings was one of the finest American poets of the Jazz Age. This collection features many of his greatest works including the long-form poem ‘Puella Mea’.
Over 300 poems are featured in this volume of e.e. cummings’ collected poetry. The avant-garde writer is known for his experimentation with form, grammar, and typography. His work explores many themes that were considered taboo at the time, including eroticism, and his poetry is beautifully candid. cummings also utilises classic poetic themes such as the beauty of nature and the fragility of life, while giving these Romantic ideas a modern voice. Testing the limits of the English language, cummings’ often omitted capitalisation and ignored spelling and syntax rules to present traditional poetic themes in a new, captivating manner.
This volume is divided into three sections:
- – Poetry published in articles 1910–1920
- – Tulips and Chimneys
- – & (And)
- – XLI Poems
- – is 5
This brand new collection has been published by specialist poetry imprint Ragged Hand, featuring an introductory biography of e.e. cummings. The volume would make the perfect read for fans of the modernist writer and experimental poetry.