Weldon Kees

(1914 - 1955 / Nebraska / United States)

Comments about Weldon Kees

  • Bronze Star - 2,073 Points Michael Walker (1/28/2015 6:48:00 PM)

    I like Kees's poems about Robinson. I do not find him really obscure and the reward is definitely there when you read Weldon Kees.

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  • Rookie 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.

  • 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 - 837 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

A Pastiche For Eve

Unmanageable as history: these
Followers of Tammuz to the land
That offered no return, where dust
Grew thick on every bolt and door. And so the world
Chilled, and the women wept, tore at their hair.
Yet, in the skies, a goddess governed Sirius, the Dog,
Who shines alike on mothers, lesbians, and whores.

What are we governed by? Dido and Carrie

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