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4 Patchin Place / e.e. cummings

 
 
4 Patchin Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
1. 4 Patchin Place Marker
Inscription.
4 Patchin Place
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.

Additional marker
e.e. cummings
1894-1962
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Patchin Place is off of West 10th Street near the Jefferson Market Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Patchin Place, New York NY 10011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Market Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Market Garden
e.e. cummings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
2. e.e. cummings Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Second Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Ives (about 400 feet away); 27 Christopher Street (about 600 feet away); Marianne Moore (about 700 feet away); Ephraim Ellsworth and the New York Fire Zouaves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stonewall Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
e.e. cummings & 4 Patchin Place Markers image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
3. e.e. cummings & 4 Patchin Place Markers
4 Patchin Place image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
4. 4 Patchin Place
Patchin Place image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
5. Patchin Place
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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