E. E. Cummings

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Birth Name:
Edward Estlin Cummings
Birth Date:
October 14, 1894
Birth Place:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Death Date:
September 3, 1962
Place of Death:
Memorial Hospital, North Conway, New Hampshire
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Forest Hills Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Writers and Poets
Now remembered largely for his funky punctuation, E. E. Cummings was for decades one of America’s most celebrated, controversial, and popular poets—the dashing, impecunious prince of Greenwich Village. An American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright, he wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. He is often regarded as one of the most important American poets of the 20th century.

Fun Facts

During his lifetime, Cummings received numerous awards in recognition of his work, including:

Dial Award (1925)
Guggenheim Fellowship (1933 & 1951)
Shelley Memorial Award for Poetry (1945)
Harriet Monroe Prize from Poetry magazine (1950)
Fellowship of American Academy of Poets (1950)
Charles Eliot Norton Professorship at Harvard (1952–1953)
Special citation from the National Book Award Committee for his Poems, 1923–1954
Bollingen Prize in Poetry (1958)
Two-year Ford Foundation grant of $15,000 (1959)

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Forest Hills Cemetery

95 Forest Hills Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts, 02130


North America


Map of Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts
Map of Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts

Grave Location:

Althea Path, Lot 748

Grave Location Description

As you enter this 275 acre historic cemetery, drive to Lake Hibiscus and find the intersection of Hemlock Avenue and Cherry Avenue. Walk along the stone wall that runs parallel to Cherry Avenue for the flat marker of renown poet E. E. Cummings (next to the large, square Clarke memorial).

Grave Location GPS

42.29430950559596, -71.10940498749981



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