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Biography of Weldon Kees

Weldon Kees

Weldon Kees (1914 - 1955)

Harry Weldon Kees (February 24, 1914- presumed dead July 18, 1955) was an American poet, critic, novelist and short story writer.

He was born in Beatrice, Nebraska. He was educated at Doane College, the University of Missouri and the University of Nebraska, graduating in 1935. He then wrote for Federal Writers' Project in Lincoln, Nebraska. He moved to Denver and a job as librarian in 1937, where he married.

He was in New York from 1943 to 1950, heavily involved in literary journalism. From 1950 to his presumed death in 1955 he was in San Francisco, involved in many ventures but becoming a prey to mental illness. It is assumed, although his body was not found, that he jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge, where his car was abandoned on July 18 1955.


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21 Poems written by Weldon Kees

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5243 Year's End
4637 The Doctor Will Return
4352 1926 Comments and analysis of 1926 by Weldon Kees 215 Comments
4317 The Beach
3275 A Distance From The Sea Comments and analysis of A Distance From The Sea by Weldon Kees 10 Comments
3172 The Upstairs Room Comments and analysis of The Upstairs Room by Weldon Kees 2 Comments
2980 The Smiles Of The Bathers
2752 A Musician's Wife
2751 Interregnum
2538 Robinson
2526 The Furies Comments and analysis of The Furies by Weldon Kees 1 Comment
2387 The Speakers
2377 The Bell From Europe Comments and analysis of The Bell From Europe by Weldon Kees 2 Comments
2249 Dead March Comments and analysis of Dead March by Weldon Kees 9 Comments
2221 La Vita Nuova
2110 Late Evening Song
2061 Round
2009 The End Of The Library Comments and analysis of The End Of The Library by Weldon Kees 2 Comments
1823 Covering Two Years
1772 Colloquy
1735 A Pastiche For Eve


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