Weldon Kees

(1914 - 1955 / Nebraska / United States)

Comments about Weldon Kees

  • Rookie - 0 Points Constance Steckel (12/1/2013 6:48:00 AM)

    Kees deserves to be much better known. The New Yorker did publish many of his poems.

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  • Rookie Midnight Solitude (12/11/2011 7:52:00 PM)

    One of America's greatest poets.

  • Rookie Pietro Roversi (2/19/2010 3:21:00 PM)

    True great poetry, like Dickinson, Stevens or Moore, hard to read but the reward is definitively there!

  • Freshman - 879 Points Lamont Palmer (11/25/2006 7:07:00 PM)

    Kees is probably the greatest obscure poet of the 20th century in American poetry. Nearly on par with Stevens in his words and music. -LP

The End Of The Library

When the coal
Gave out, we began
Burning the books, one by one;
First the set
Of Bulwer-Lytton
And then the Walter Scott.
They gave a lot of warmth.
Toward the end, in
February, flames

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