The author has published parts of this collection of verse in various liberal magazines. The first group of poems, Lessons in Geography and History are propagandist protest and praise on such issues as the Sacco Vanzetti case, the Spanish War, the annihilation of China, etc. The second part contains more personal poems, love poems alternating with some rather nice descriptive poems on his native California. The last half of the book is completely unintelligible to me -- in the ""I'll be obscure school."" Experimental verse in the Auden, Spender school, lacking the power.