E. E. Cummings

1894–1962
E. E. Cummings

E(dward) E(stlin) Cummings claimed to have composed a poem a day for fourteen years. Cummings developed a unique style of writing, full of experimentation with form, spelling, syntax, and punctuation. Also a painter, he called himself “an author of pictures, a draughtsman of words.” Cummings’s novel The Enormous Room describes his time spent in a World War I prison camp.

What People are Saying

"With a $20,000 prize, I never imagined POL being this much fun. The competitions were more about meeting and talking with the other competitors, having a great time and enjoying the poetry. I also never knew I could find so much in myself just from reciting poems."
Elliot Davidson
2015 PA POL Champion