e.e. cummings

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Birth of e.e. cummings

October 14, 1894

Harvard

1911 - 1915

He gets an education at Harvard.

Love Affair

1919

Love affair with Elaine Thayer, wife of Scofield Thayer.

Published 1st Book of Poems

1923

Tulips and Chimneys, first book of poems.

Marries

1924

March 19, marries Elaine Thayer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publishes a Play

1927

Him, a play in three acts, published

2nd Marriage

1929

May 1, Marries Anne Barton. Honeymoons in Europe, May-July 20

Divorces 2nd Wife

1932

Separates from Anne Barton in October.

First Public Reading

1935

No Thanks. In April, gives one of his first public readings at Bennington College.

Public Reading at Harvard

1939

Encouraged by Theodore Spencer, gives poetry reading at Harvard

50th Poem

1940

50 Poems written.

Death of Mother

1947

Death of his mother in January

Reunion with sister

1948

Reunion with daughter, Nancy.

Reading of Poems

1954

Poems 1923-1954. One-man show at Rochester Memorial Art Gallery.

7 year career

1955

Begins a seven-year career of poetry readings at colleges and universities.

Traveling Around

1956

Travels to Spain and Italy.

Chosen as Boston Arts Festival Poet

1957

Chosen as Boston Arts Festival Poet.

95th Poem

1958

95 Poems. Bollingen Prize for Poetry. First edition of A Miscellany.

Off to Ireland

1959

Ford Foundation grant (2 years). Travels to Ireland.

Still Traveling

1960

Travels to Sicily, Italy, Greece.

Death

1962

Died of cerebral hemorrhage