Individual Author Record
Name: Cranston S. KnightPen Name: None Genre: Born: in Sites:
Illinois ConnectionKnight teaches history at Malcom X College and lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationProfessor Knight is a member of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, The Association for Asian Studies and the Society of Midland Authors. He has taught at Columbia College and Loyola University in Chicago. He also lectures at various colleges and universities throughout the country. As an Afro-Latino poet, his voice is rich in the Latin-Africano culture and tradition.
- Tour of Duty, Vietnam in the Words of Those Who Were There, Samisdat Press, 1986
- Freedom Song , Samisdat Press, 1988
- In The Garden of the Beast, Vietnam Cries a Love Song, Third World Press, 1996
- I, The Hunan Press, 1996
- On The Borders of Hiroshima, I Heard a Rumor of War, The Hunan Press, 1998
- La Brigada Spain, Third World Press, 2004
Titles At Your Library
In the Garden of the Beast
ISBN: 0883781174 Third World Press. 1996
Chronicling the lives of an African American soldier, his Vietnamese lover, and their child, this poetry collection deals painfully and poignantly with the reality of the Vietnam war.
ISBN: 0965176800 The Hunan Press. 1996
On the Borders of Hiroshima: I Heard a Rumor of War
ISBN: 0965176819 Hunan Press, the. 0
La Brigada: Spain (1936-1939)
ISBN: 0883782405 Third World Press. 2004
The poems in ""La are"" are about the impact of Spain on La Brigada, the American unit that fought in the Spanish Civil War. As Cranston Knight states, the poems are about ""those who struggled in a time vortex to save millions in a forgotten war, a forgotten country."" To bridge the cultural and language gap in the telling of these stories, Knight includes a selection of the book's poems in both English and Spanish.