American poet Edward Estlin Cummings or E. E. Cummings as he was known, was born in 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1915. His poetry, noted for its eccentricities of typography, language, and punctuation, usually seeks to convey a joyful, living awareness of sex and love. Among his 15 volumes of poetry are Tulips and Chimneys, Is 5 and 95 Poems. A prose account of his war internment in France, The Enormous Room (1922), is considered one of the finest books ever written about World War I. Cummings was also an accomplished artist whose paintings and drawings were exhibited in several one-man shows. He died in 1962.