first wrote humorous sketches about a Brooklyn GI in Britain during World War II, collected in Artie Greengroin, Pfc. (1945). His other writing about the war is serious, including A Walk in the Sun (1944) and A Sound of Hunting (1946), respectively a novelette and a play about U.S. soldiers in Italy. Other fiction includes. The Stars in Their Courses (1960), set in the Western U.S. of the 1870s but written as a parallel to the story of the Iliad. His poetry has been collected in The End of a Decade (1941), The Poem of Bunker Hill (1941), The Violent (1943), and The Beast in His Hunger (1949).