“anything is possible,
as long as you are true to yourself
and never give up, even when the world
seems to say, stop!”
It’s a biography of the poet who stirred punctuation and feeling together with furious energy and is known somewhat over-simplistically for the liberation of lower-case letters.
The small container of the picture book turns out to be a terrific medium for the life of E.E. Cummings*, who tapped the resonance of smallness. Family and friends, a teacher, a war, New York City itself–they’re all in here. There isn’t a wasted word in this life story. Includes some of the best-loved poems.
*Note: I am not using lower-case because Cummings himself didn’t, not for his name.