User Profile


Joined 1 year, 6 months ago

Writer and software engineer in the US Midwest. I enjoy poetry, horror, some f/sf, some mystery, some literary fiction (but not the kind where the main character is a professor and nothing happens).

This link opens in a pop-up window

The Only Good Indians (Paperback, 2021, Gallery / Saga Press) 4 stars

Ten years ago outside Browning, Montana, four Blackfeet shot some elk, and then went on …

Review of The Only Good Indians

4 stars

I used to live near a fancy restaurant that served elk steak. I never tried it, but if I ever again see elk on a menu, no matter how many years from now, I’ll remember this book. The story is also memorable for its original use of points of view, and its peek into the psychology of a non-human intelligence. As usual with stories by Stephen Graham Jones, this a deeply emotional journey.

“In this fascinating memoir in verse, Phyllis Becker traces the history of her family, described …

Phyllis Becker’s Proof of Existence

5 stars

Disclosure: Phyllis Becker and I have been friends for many years.

This is a wonderful collection of poems, with subjects ranging from family history (and its larger context) to personal history (and its larger context). Phyllis nicely balances wry humor with sorrow, indignation, and gratitude. Her use of language is familiar without being dull and lyrical without being pretentious.