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.
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 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.)
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