Weldon Kees

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Harry Weldon Kees (February 24, 1914 – July 18, 1955) was an American poet, painter, literary critic, novelist, playwright, jazz pianist, short story writer, and filmmaker.


  • A good night for the fireplace to be
    crackling with flames - or so he figured,
    Crumpling the papers he could only see
    As testimonials to long plateaus of emptiness.
    • The Heat in the Room (Jarkko Laine: Amerikan Cowboy. Helsinki: Otava, 1981. ISBN 951-1-06597-1

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