London: A.L. New Departures, [c.1960s].
The 1960s was a tumultuous decade in terms of protest. The Vietnam War gathered in intensity throughout those years to the point where it dominated politics in the United States. Algeria became independent of France after a bloody struggle. A few years later, the war in Biafra killed hundreds of thousands of civilians through starvation. Images from these conflicts reached a vast television audience. Poetry offered a means of protest against this violence, continuing a centuries-old tradition. This volume epitomises this form of resistance.