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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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Page ViewsPoemComments
5179 Year's End
4575 The Doctor Will Return
4249 1926 Comments and analysis of 1926 by Weldon Kees 214 Comments
4226 The Beach
3162 A Distance From The Sea Comments and analysis of A Distance From The Sea by Weldon Kees 9 Comments
3106 The Upstairs Room Comments and analysis of The Upstairs Room by Weldon Kees 2 Comments
2910 The Smiles Of The Bathers
2699 Interregnum
2675 A Musician's Wife
2490 Robinson
2429 The Furies Comments and analysis of The Furies by Weldon Kees 1 Comment
2333 The Speakers
2307 The Bell From Europe Comments and analysis of The Bell From Europe by Weldon Kees 2 Comments
2185 Dead March Comments and analysis of Dead March by Weldon Kees 9 Comments
2152 La Vita Nuova
2044 Late Evening Song
2008 Round
1968 The End Of The Library Comments and analysis of The End Of The Library by Weldon Kees 2 Comments
1787 Covering Two Years
1701 Colloquy
1689 A Pastiche For Eve


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