No Sign by Peter Balakian

No Sign by Peter Balakian

No SignPeter BalakianUniversity of Chicago Press, 2022 In his ninth collection, Pulitzer-prize winning poet Peter Balakian grapples with the anxiety and loss endemic to our time. While the poems respond to recent events, they should not necessarily be viewed as...
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest HourBy: James D. Hornfischer, Doug Murray, and Steven Sanders (graphic nonfiction)Published: 2021 (Dead Reckoning) CDR. Amos Hathaway of the Heerman has become...
“Never . . . a More Goodly Country”

“Never . . . a More Goodly Country”

Winthropos By: George KalogerisPublished: LSU Press (2021) On a small and hilly peninsula of Massachusetts looking out onto the Atlantic and in across Boston Harbor, Winthrop, as it has been known since 1852, is today a commuter suburb of just under 20,000 people, a...
Space Force: It’s Good to Be Back on the Moon

Space Force: It’s Good to Be Back on the Moon

Space ForceCreated by Steve Carell and Jeff DanielsRelease Date (Streaming): May, 2020 (Netflix) Space Force is an outer-space/military comedy that debuted in 2020 on Netflix (the second season was just released this February). It depicts the exploits of four-star Air...
Black Butterflies over Baghdad: A Review

Black Butterflies over Baghdad: A Review

Black Butterflies over BaghdadBy: David Allen SullivanPublished: Oct. 2021 (The Word Works) Building on his earlier poetry collection about U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq (Every Seed of the Pomegranate, 2012) David Allen Sullivan, poet-laureate of Santa Cruz,...
Germany’s Greatest Hospital and the Battle of Berlin

Germany’s Greatest Hospital and the Battle of Berlin

Charité at WarDirected by Anno SaulRelease Date (Streaming): June, 2019 (Netflix) Charité at War, a Netflix series directed by Anno Saul, recounts the period before and during the last major battle of WWII, the Battle of Berlin, as lived by the medical personnel at...