100 Selected poems is a smattering of e.e. Cummings work, early and late (although not everything in there is necessarily his best, I must say, nor does it include some of his more famous poems). As with any of his poetry, it often requires time to sit, read and digest it. The book does not include intros to any of his work, nor does it give you a timeline of what was written when. That said, it is still a wonderful collection for any fan of Cummings, or poetry, for that matter.