COLUMBIA — The prolific composer Samuel Adler thinks setting poetry to music is a good idea, but not if the poet is e e cummings. A 20th-century poet who favored unconventional pacing and shunned most capital letters and punctuation, cummings never much cared for having his work made literally musical; he thought his poems musical enough on their own, Adler said.
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