- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : MS
- Profile : 1/4 - Investigating / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 3
American writer, a poet and humorist famous for his lack of capital letters in creative punctuation and his use of split words. Joyous and childlike, he believed in love and spontaneity.
The son of an English professor at Harvard, he attended Harvard, earning his B.A. in 1915 and M.A. in 1916. He joined the American Red Cross in France in 1917 as a volunteer ambulance drive. When the French authorities suspected him of treacherous views, they imprisoned him in a detention camp for three month, an experience from which he wrote his first novel, "The Enormous Room," 1922. Besides his extensive poetry, he published three plays, a ballet and exhibited paintings. He received the Dial award in 1925, was appointed fellow of Academy of American Poets in 1950, won the National Book award in 1955 and the Bollingen poetry prize in 1957. Fiercely independent and eccentric, he was a happy, unabashed one-man romantic. His collection "Poems, 1923-1954" won a special citation.
Cummings died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 9/03/1962, No. Conway, NH.