The Poetry of E.E. Cummings: A Revolution in Literary Expression
Was Cummings described as using an eccentric, avant-garde, nontraditional style because he used conjunctions (if, because) as nouns, revising linguistic and grammatical tenets? Or was it how he invented words to suit his own aims in a poem? Perhaps he was regarded as an experimental poet because he made unconventional writing popular with many readers. As a member of the Imagist clan with Pound, Lowell, Lawrence, Williams & others, did he revel in rebelling against romanticism and Victorian poetry? Join Jim Moreno in this poetry adventure in which you will don the literary garments of brevity, clarity, and symbol with your pen. You’ll compose original verse by hearing and seeing prompts from Cummings, and related poets. There will be synchronicity for you in style on the page, in the sound of the words, and in meaning defined by meter and method. This combination, or is it an internal collaboration, will prove to be close to your heart as you write in discovery. For beginning and seasoned poets. Jim Moreno is the author of Dancing in Dissent: Poetry For Activism (Dolphin Calling Press, 2007) and two CDs of poetry and music.