|History: The Society and its Journal, SPRING were
in New York City in 1980 by David V. Forrest, a psychiatrist, and
S. Kennedy and Norman Friedman, both English professors. Friedman and
along with Editorial Board members George J. Firmage and D. Jon
knew Cummings in the old days and enjoyed a personal / literary
with him. Forrest was editor of the Journal and chief organizer of the
Society's meetings, and SPRING ran quarterly from April of 1981 to June
The Society met periodically and ad hoc, attended by a fluctuating membership--usually gathering around some relevant event, such as the performance of a Cummings play or the arrival of a visiting notable--who were convened in Forrest's office and then transposed to a nearby restaurant for lunch or dinner. An account of the meeting then appeared in the Journal which was produced in the manner of a typewritten newsletter, along with articles, poems, letters, and other items of interest to those who cherish Cummings and his works.
In 1992, SPRING, new series was started, featuring a more regular journal format, and a greater selection of articles and studies of Cummings' life, works, and times. The editors continue to aim for the freshness, spontaneity, and variety of the original Journal, and so retain a lively interest in music, theater, drama, poetry, news and notes, etc. For more on the history of the society and journal, click here.
Membership in The E. E. Cummings Society includes a
To subscribe to the Journal, order back copies, and join the E. E. Cummings Society, fill out this form and send a check via snail-mail to the editor, Michael Webster.
copies of the old series of Spring (1981-1990) are now
available in CD format.
Back copies of the new series of Spring, issues 1-5 (1992-1996), are available in CD format only.
Paper copies of Spring, issues 6-18 (1997-2012) are available at the usual rates.
Submissions to Spring may be sent via e-mail attachment or
CD or both.
We prefer that you send documents in Microsoft Word, keeping extraneous formatting to a minimum.
Critical discussions should use MLA style and endnotes rather than footnotes.
A paper copy is appreciated, especially if you are sending poetry.
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