Saturday, June 03, 2017

Fascinating and neglected …

Darkness at Noon: The interrupted journey of Weldon Kees. (Hat tip, G. E. Reutter)
John T. Irwin provides a bracing description of Kees's poetry when he says: "In a Kees poem it is never a question of whether we win or lose. We all lose. We all die, and death is an annihilation." This poetry is often darkly humorous; it is occasionally beautiful; it is rarely, if ever, cheerful.

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