Intransigent and honest, e.e. cummings’ first collection of poetry, Tulips and Chimneys, is an early example of his masterful linguistic skill and artistic use of free verse.
Over 80 poems are included in this prolific poetry collection, and many highlight early evidence of cummings’ famous experiments with form and grammar. The modernist poet enjoyed writing in avante-garde styles and would regularly disregard syntax rules or utilise his love of painting to improve his poetry’s typographical presentation.
Originally published in 1923, this early work reflects many of the themes that cummings’ became known for exploring. His experiments in eroticism and exploration of nature’s beauty accompany his sensitive analysis of fleeting life and mortality.
This volume features titles such as:
- – ‘Puella Mea’
- – ‘All in green went my love riding’
- – ‘Thy fingers make early flowers of’
- – ‘Buffalo Bill’s’
Tulips and Chimneys has been republished in a beautiful new edition by the specialist poetry imprint, Ragged Hand. The volume is candid, beautiful, and an essential bookshelf addition for all lovers of poetry and e.e. cummings collectors.