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if everything happens that can't be done

if everything happens that can't be done


by E.E. Cummings

if everything happens that can't be done Resources


Cummings at the Poetry Foundation

This profile includes an extensive (and fascinating!) biography, some of his poems, and more. It's one-stop shopping for you Cummings fans out there.

Cummings on Poets.org

Just in case the Poetry Foundation wasn't enough for you, check out even more, over at Poets.org.


E.E. Cummings

Think of this video as a kind of autobiography of Cummings, told through excerpts from his poetry, his own visual artwork, and portraits of the poet. Pretty nifty, huh?

E.E. Cummings in "Hannah and Her Sisters"

Part of Cummings's poem, "somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond," is read in this scene of the movie.

E.E. Cummings in "In Her Shoes"

Gee, moviemakers seem to have a thing for Cummings. In this scene, Cameron Diaz's character reads a Cummings poem aloud at her sister's wedding.


"if everything happens that can't be done"

Well, if that does happen, you'll have this reading of the poem to guide you.

Cummings Audiobook

You can order tracks of Cummings reading his poem aloud. Lucky you.

Another Cummings Audiobook

Here's a different selection, from HarperCollins.


E.E. Cummings in Profile

Here's a rather artistic snapshot of our poet.


Here's the cover of the first edition of Cummings's 1x1, in which "if everything happens that can't be done" first appeared. Looks like he kept it nice and simple.


Complete Poems, 1904-1962

Did you like what you read here? Well, now go check out all of Cummings's poems in one book.


The book, published in 1944, in which "if everything happens that can't be done" appeared.

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