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somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

by E. E. Cummings

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond Resources

Websites

E. E. Cummings Society

Take a tour of the website of this group dedicated to Cummings and all his awesomeness.

Poetry Foundation

The great Cummings bio that this link takes you to is only the tip of the iceberg for this site that's packed with awesome information on poets and their poems.

Video

Travel Vid

Here's a video of a beach, with the poem running across the lapping waves.

We Need a Montage

This vid sets the poem against some artistic photographs and soothing piano.

In His Own Voice

You really have to watch this video, which uses a recording of Cummings himself reading the poem. Just do it.

Audio

Glass Menagerie

Here's a serious-sounding reading against some photos that remind us of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie (which uses a quote from the poem as the epigraph).

Images

The Man Himself

Here's a picture of our poet:

Self Portrait

Yeah, he was an artist too. This is what he thought he looked like.

Lookin' Good, E. E.

We asked him if we could borrow this outfit, but he said no.

Articles and Interviews

Cummings Interviews Himself

Not only is this "interview" a riot, it's also a good look into Cummings's opinions about the ways that, in the end, poetry, art and life are all really the same thing.

Cummings: Rebel with a Cause

Check out this great biographical article on Cummings from Harvard Magazine.

Books

ViVa!

Take a peek at the poetry collection that the poem was originally in.

Collected Cummings

Go for it. Check out the whole kit and kaboodle.

Movies & TV

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled: The Movie

This Taiwanese movie about a high school aged boy and his niece borrows its title from Cummings' poem.

Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town (1967)

Star Wars fans, take note! George Lucas once directed a movie based upon a Cummings poem.

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