The Life and Legacy of Poet E. E. Cummings

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E. E. Cummings was a novelist, painter, and playwright who is considered to be one of America’s preeminent 20th-century poets. Susan Cheever talks about his life and work and her new biography E. E. Cummings: A Life. She discusses his childhood, and explores where his rebellion against conventional authority and the critical establishment came from, and talks about his friendships, influences, and the impact of his work.