In the Garden of the Beast illuminates the Vietnam War experience of an African-American man. These lyrical, haunting verses capture his anxieties as he moves through unfamiliar jungles and confronts his inner conflict with his transformation into a killer. This book of poetry expresses the torment of a soldier leaving a lover and child behind in Vietnam. The work also portrays the black veteran's struggle upon returning home to piece together his participation in the war.
About the Author
Cranston Knight is a professor of history at Malcolm X Community College in Chicago. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including ""La Brigada: Spain 1936-1939 ""and ""On the Bo