E. E. Cummings Edward Estlin Cummings-"Poems 1923-1954"-Harcourt Brace-6" X 9"-467 pages-Hardcover Book-Signed By Author. Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 September 3, 1962), often styled as e e cummings, as he is attributed in many of his published works, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. He is often regarded as one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. Cummings is associated with modernist free-form poetry. Much of his work has idiosyncratic syntax and uses lower-case spellings for poetic expression...................The book has been autographed on the title page by E E Cummings..................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.