100 Selected Poems

100 Selected Poems

E.E. Cummings is without question one of the major poets of the 20th century, and this volume, first published in 1959, is indispensable for every lover of modern lyrical verse. It contains one hundred of Cummings’s wittiest and most profound poems, harvested from thirty-five of the most radically creative years in contemporary American poetry. These poems exhibit all the extraordinary lyricism, playfulness, technical ingenuity, and compassion for which Cummings is famous. They demonstrate beautifully his extrapolations from traditional poetic structures and his departures from them, as well as the unique synthesis of lavish imagery and acute artistic precision that has won him the adulation and respect of critics and poetry lovers everywhere.

Title:100 Selected Poems
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780802130723
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    100 Selected Poems Reviews

  • Sarah

    “let it go – thesmashed word brokenopen vow orthe oath cracked lengthwise – let it go itwas sworn togolet them go – thetruthful liars andthe false fair friendsand the boths andneithers – you...

  • Tomas Ramanauskas

    If you want to experience a poet dance, pick up ee cummings.If you are youth and want some slogans on your t-shirt or screen, pick up ee cummings.If you've forgotten what youth was, pick up ee cumming...

  • Nathan

    For some reason, I had never rated E. E. Cummings. He became the icon for form-twisting poetry, with his name written in lower-case reflecting the way his poems used and abused typography, grammar, an...

  • Matt

    I find reviewing poetry like reviewing a color. If your favorite color is blue, it's hard to explain why it appeals to you. Or why blue is better then red. Expressing the inarticulable, the ability to...

  • Arah-Lynda

    somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyondany experience, your eyes have their silence:in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,or which i cannot touch because they are too nearyo...

  • Steven Godin

    i didn't realise Cummings wrote mostly in all lower case, leading me to think this book was a misprint or something.took me awhile to truly get into these, but get into them I did!, and found well ove...

  • Bob

    My first Cummings book (it cost me $1.95 many years ago) and still my favorite. There are so many poems in here which I think are good poems. The general critical consensus seems to be that Cummings w...

  • Lauren

    I opened POETRY month with one that's been on my shelf for awhile! 100 Selected Poems was my first full-length collection by Cummings, the well-known 20th-century American poet. I enjoyed his form and...

  • John

    As I finished this slim book, I puzzled over how to best explain how it makes me feel. I got this image in my head:If I were stranded on a deserted island and allowed to take one book with me, this bo...

  • Ruxandra Gdei

    some of these poems abounded in clichés, a few of them were actually genius, but way too many just felt... lazy. i’d definitely love to read more of his poetry though!no time agoor else a lifewalki...