The experimental poetry of e. e. cummings made him famous, or at least infamous. He described himself as someone "whose only happiness is to transcend himself, whose every agony is to grow." Here he reads a varied selection of his innovative work, including poems from the collections Xaipe, One Times One, and Fifty Poems.
e.e.cummings (1894-1962) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After earning a B.A. and M.A. at Harvard in Latin and Greek, he went to France as a volunteer ambulance driver with the French army during World War I. The majority of his life was spent writing poetry and painting in New York's Greenwich Village.