Some Cummings Links . . .

On-line Criticism:
Articles and Essays from SPRING
EEC Society Blog 
Cummings Archive [A digital archive of some of Cummings' drafts (including some of his notes)]
Cummings page at the Anthology of Modern American Poetry Site (MAPS) (Legacy site)
Cummings page at the re-designed MAPS site 
Rethinking E. E. Cummings: An Appeal for a New Reading (Part One) [Jerome Rothenberg, 21 July 2010]
Rethinking E. E. Cummings: An Appeal for a New Reading (Part Two) [Jerome Rothenberg, 6 August 2010]
Places, People, and Publications associated with EEC
Visual Links:
Web Pages dedicated to Cummings:
Audio Links:

EEC Reads
Cummings Audio on the Web

"Audio Cummings" (EEC Society Blog)

Cummings reading at the 92nd Street Y (October 20, 1949). The entire reading was released in 2013 as part of the 92nd Street Y's "75 at 75" series. The reading is also available on Sound Cloud and You Tube.

The Poetry Foundation's podcast "E. E. Cummings: Essential American Poets" presents Cummings reading "anyone lived in a pretty how town" (CP 515), "as freedom is a breakfast food," (CP 511), and "love is more thicker than forget" (CP 530). These tracks are from the 92nd Street Y reading, recorded October 20, 1949. (The "1959" note on the podcast page is in error.)

The Poetry Archive presents Cummings reading two poems: "anyone lived in a pretty how town" (CP 515) and " 'next to of course god america i" (CP 267). Recorded by the BBC, date unknown.

The UBU web Cummings sound page offers recordings of "that melancholy" (CP 697) and "let's,from some loud unworld's most rightful wrong" (CP 745).

Audio Books (and other formats)

In 2001, Harper released a three-cassette compilation, "E. E. Cummings Reads: A Poetry Collection," with readings from poems, plays, and prose writings. [Order EEC Reads from] The first casette is identical to the first Caedmon vinyl LP, E. E. Cummings Reading His Poetry, which was made in the studio on May 28, 1953. Side one features selections from Him, EIMI, and Santa Claus, while side two features poems from XAIPE (1950), 1 X 1 (1944), and 50 Poems (1940). This LP was re-released in 2007 in CD format under the name The Essential E. E. Cummings, but it is no longer in print.

A CD of Cummings reading his poetry called  "E. E. Cummings: The Voice of the Poet" was released in 2005. [Order E. E. Cummings: The Voice of the Poet from Amazon.]

Other Sites of interest:

Poems from The Dial (from the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library)
[The transcription of the spacing for these poems is poor, especially for "Buffalo Bill 's." Cummings' drawings are no longer available.]

Peter Campbell's Krazy Kat site is defunct . . . and / or moving to become an RSS feed? 
Selections from E. E. Cummings'  "A Foreword to Krazy"

Visual Poetry sites:
The ubuweb, the  primo visual poetry site:

Augusto de Campos' poem "Pérolas para Cummings" ["Pearls for Cummings"]—a 100th-birthday tribute to EEC, with the poet's own translation, from Spring 4.

Order the poetry of E. E. Cummings from

Complete Poems

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