Mighty Red Pen

October 14, 2014

a sweet old etcetera birthday

Filed under: Lit review,Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 7:11 pm
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Here’s a trio of literary treats to celebrate today, the birthday of E. E. Cummings.

1. Seems like today is as good a day as any to tackle that old “e. e. cummings” thing. Read this pair of articles by Norman Friedman (here and here) to for the case against lowercasing “E. E. Cummings.”

2. Over at McSweeney’s, check out the brief and amusing “YouTube Comment or e. e. cummings?” You will excuse the impertinent lowercasing of Mr. Cummings’ name (see #1).

3. And finally, please enjoy a musical performance by Michael Hedges of one of my favorite poems (by one of my favorite poets), “I carry your heart with me.

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