Jillian Huang-Tiller has written a delightful blog post and article in the lastest edition of Spring, the journal of the EEC Society, detailing the Society’s re-visit to Joy Farm and the Silver Lake area in August 2015.
The wonderful Cummings’ painting “the roadway at Joy Farm” which graces the banner of this site is from Ken Lopez’ terrific collection. Check out all of the art found there. Thanks Ken.
Another brilliant essay by Maria Popova in her weekly Blog: Brain Pickings.
Thanks to Duane Dale for sharing his photographs from The E.E. Cummings at Silver Lake Friday night “nonlecture”.
From a collection of E. E. Cummings’s early letters, writings, and drawings, together with family portraits by Charles Sydney Hopkinson, displayed in the summer of 2013 by Massachusetts Historical Society’s Treasures Gallery at their 1154 Boylston Street headquarters in Boston.
Estlin Cummings “Wild West Show” featured a selection of E.E. Cummings’s childhood writings and drawings, showcasing the young poet’s earliest experiments with words and illustrations. Drawings and paintings include ink blots, watercolors, and sketches in pen and pencil of cowboys and Indians, boats, the “world’s tallest tower,” wild west shows, hunting expeditions, locomotives, zoos, circuses, elephants, and house plans.
E.E. Cummings is one of the most beloved modern American poets. But he was also an enthusiastic painter, and his favorite subjects included landscapes from his summer home at Joy Farm in Silver Lake, New Hampshire. Word of Mouth Producer Molly Donahue brings us this audio postcard from a weekend celebration of Cummings’ legacy. Click here to listen. And here is an E.E. Cummings poem for your day.
Edward Estlin Cummings (1894-1962) , the American poet, author and artist, E.E. Cummings, died at Joy Farm in Silver Lake, New Hampshire and is buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The Boston Magazine, November 1991 humorously provided the following epitaph:
e.e.cummings (1894-1962 forest hills cemetary, Jamaica plain
moRe famous for fooLing with punCtuaTion and Grammar thaN for his pOems This cambriDge-bOrn writer became one of tHe most reSPected literaRy vOiCeS of hiS generation
perished have safe small
facts of hilltop
(barn house wellsweep
forest & clearing)
gone are enormous
near far silent
truths of mountain
(strolling is there here
warm sweet mistfully
ourselves exist sans
shallbe or was
(laws clocks fears hopes
doubts & corners)
worlds are to dream now
dreams are to breathe
E.E. Cummings (CP 755)