Posts Tagged ‘no thanks’

Dedicatoria de e.e.cummings

2 April 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

E.E.Cummings tenía una colección de poemas, 70 Poemas, que fue desestimada por varias editoriales. Finalmente, pidió prestados 300 dólares a su madre y publicó el libro con el nombre de No gracias, y lo dedicó a las 14 editoriales que lo habían rechazado. Rizando el rizo, los nombres de esas editoriales formaban una urna funeraria.” [de é]

No, thanks

8 September 2013

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

e. e. cummings

e. e. cummings

I am a writer and a reader. I like reading novels and poems, but also essays, tweets, articles or short stories.

One of my favourite poets is e. e. cummings. I have just read “No, thanks”. I confess it is hard to understand what the calligrammic poet means in his poems. He seems to enjoy verticality from words. Like a horseman Edward Estlin rides a verse and breaks the line onto the verse below to pick it up again afterwards or not.

I write today about cummings, among other reasons, because this one book, -“No, thanks”– shows on its backcover an original design. The message he got used to reading from publishers to his applications was exactly that: -No, thanks. There is a list of the publishing houses which refused to publish his writings. The artist outlined their names in the shape of a green cup, in the shape of a trophy.

e. e. cummings remains an obscure poet to me

okko no thanks

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