Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Whatever Happened to Weldon Kees?

"It is almost half a century since San Francisco police found a 1954 Plymouth Savoy on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. On Tuesday, July 19, 1955, a highway patrol reported that the car, belonging to a Weldon Kees, had been discovered with the keys in the ignition two of Kees’s friends, Michael Grieg and Adria Wilson, went to search the apartment of the missing man. There they found, among other things, his cat, Lonesome, and a pair of red sock in a sink. His wallet, watch, and sleeping bag were missing. So was his savings-account book, although the balance, which stood at more than eight hundred dollars, would remain that way. There was no suicide note"...
'The Disappearing Poet' The New Yorker

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