About Don WestDonald West (1906 – 1992) was an American poet, writer, educator, civil-rights activist and a co-founder of the Highlander Folk School. He published many volumes of poetry including Crab-Grass (1931), Clods of Southern Earth (1946), and the posthumous collection No Lonesome Road: Selected Prose and Poems (2004). West was also the author of Songs for Southern Workers: Songbook of the Kentucky Workers Alliance (1937, 1973). West was accused of being a Communist, but he denied it.
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