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Susan Cheever on e.e. cummings

August 27, 2014

Hour Two

Guest: Susan Cheever

[From the Radio Times archive] Poet E.E. Cummings was known for his idiosyncratic punctuation and was embraced by the counter-culture movement of the 60s. Writer SUSAN CHEEVER talks to Marty about her family friend and mentor’s use of sounds connecting words with meaning, and his emphasis of stripped-down form and structure as he embraced adversity. Cheever returned to Radio Times with her new book, e.e. cummings: A Life, this February.

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