New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
4 Patchin Place / e.e. cummings
One-time home of “PoetandPainter” e.e. cummings (d. 1962) and his wife, model and photographer Marion Morehouse (d.1969)
“-- do lovers love? why then to heaven with hell. Whatever sages say and fools, all’s well”
Placed here by the e.e. cummings Society and the City of New York Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The poet and painter, who made art of commas and parentheses, lived here for the last forty years of his life. He characterized himself as “an author of pictures, a draughtsman of words.” New York Landmark Preservation Foundation.
Erected by New York Landmarks Preservation Commission & e.e. cummings Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 40° 44.106′ N, 73° 59.967′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Patchin Place. Patchin Place is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Patchin Place, New York NY 10011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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Regarding 4 Patchin Place / e.e. cummings. Patchin Place is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . . E.E. Cummings - The Poetry Foundation. "Among the most innovative of twentieth-century poets," according to Jenny Penberthy in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, E. E. Cummings experimented with poetic form and language to create a distinct personal style. (Submitted on July 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on March 15, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 5. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on July 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.