The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees (Third Edition)

The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees (Third Edition)

Weldon Kees
Edited by Donald Justice
With a new introduction by David Wojahn

180 pages


December 2003


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About the Book

The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees showcases the dark brilliance and absorbing vision of one of America’s most fascinating artistic and literary figures, Weldon Kees (1914–55).

Author Bio

Donald Justice is a preeminent American poet whose books include Oblivion: On Writers and Writing and New and Selected Poems. Distinguished poet David Wojahn is a professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. His collections of poetry include Spirit Cabinet and Strange Good Fortune: Essays on Contemporary Poetry.


“Kees was both a gifted lyric poet and a restless experimenter, whose diverse background as an abstract expressionist painter, a jazz pianist and composer, and a filmmaker enriched his sense of formal possibilities.”—Poetry Magazine

“The true impulse of [Kees’s] work shows in its constantly surprising inventiveness and in the certainty and naturalness of its speech.”—Hudson Review

“Not many poets can do better than this; not many ever have. . . . This is poetry to read over and over again.”—The Village Voice

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