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Bill Wetzel is Amskapi Pikuni aka Blackfeet from Montana. He's a former bull rider/wrestler turned writer and a coauthor of the short story collection "The Acorn Gathering." His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from the American Indian Culture & Research Journal, Yellow Medicine Review, Studies In Indian Literatures (SAIL), Hinchas de Poesia, Red Ink Magazine, Literary Orphans and various internet outlets. He is a board member of the Tucson Poetry Festival and the curator for the Stjukshon Indigenous reading series at Casa Libre en la Solana in Tucson, AZ.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
5 Questions with Tanaya Winder of the Reach The Rez Campaign
(1 comments) As/Us Journal co-founder and editor-in-chief, Tanaya Winder discusses their new "Reach The Rez" campaign and how it seeks to empower indigenous communities, particularly youth, by promoting art and literature.

Thursday, May 30, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Five More Writers
(1 comments) In celebration of National Short Story Month, authors Naomi Benaron, Adrian C. Louis, Debra Magpie Earling, Matt Pine & Jody Thompson answered five questions for me.

Friday, May 17, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Four Writers
(1 comments) In celebration of National Short Story Month, Seamus Scanlon, Erika Wurth, Matt Mendez and Sterling Holywhitemountain answered five questions about short stories for me.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Stephen Graham Jones
(7 comments) Five Questions with Blackfeet author, Stephen Graham Jones.

Saturday, May 11, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Five Writers
(3 comments) In celebration of National Short Story Month I have asked several writers to answer five questions for me. For fun, I answered them myself. The first installment includes: Alan Heathcock, Lydia Millet, Eddie Chuculate and Shann Ray.

Friday, November 30, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
TC Tolbert: Vena Amoris
(7 comments) Guest column by genderqueer,feminist poet, TC Tolbert. A beautifully written essay touching on vulnerability and transgender awareness issues.

Thursday, October 4, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is Obama a poet or a fighter?
(6 comments) Analysis of the first presidential debate. President Obama appeared passive and let Romney dictate and get away with too much. Will he fight next time out?

Saturday, June 11, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Something About Something: An Interview with Poet Shelly Taylor
(6 comments) An interview with poet Shelly Taylor, author of "Black-Eyed Heifer" named by Coldfront Magazine as one of the 30 best poetry books of 2010.

Saturday, May 21, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Kitchen Table Theory: On Writing, Kitchen Tables, Motherhood and Time
(1 comments) A look at an essay by writer Helena Maria Viramontes, the challenges of female writers and other feminist concepts.

Monday, May 2, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bin Laden Politics: Who are we and what did we become?
(4 comments) Good riddance to Osama Bin Laden, but we have a lesson to learn. Never again should we let somebody like that change who we are supposed to be as people and as a country.

Thursday, March 24, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
On the Trail to Mission Lake
(2 comments) For Emmet, an elegy for my brother.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
America Has Spoken And It Said: "Hell No We Can't!!!"
(9 comments) The American people have voted for cynicism and against their own interests. As a result of Republican gains and wins in Congress, more people will suffer and our country will endure frivolous investigations and absurd legislation while reform and other issues go by the wayside.

Monday, November 1, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Sleeping With The GOP, Even Worse The Second Time Around
(2 comments) We've been in bed with the GOP before. We know where it's going to take us, we'll get nothing but division and failure? But have we learned our lesson? As the election nears, it seems that we haven't. The author tells us why we should.

Saturday, September 5, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Russell Rowland: An Open Letter to My Republican Friends
Guest Column: Author Russell Rowland writes an open letter to his Republican friends regarding the current health care system and debate.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
From My Election Day Blog: A Final Election Analysis
A final analysis of the 2008 election. Also, the author will be covering the election all day (and probably night) on his blog.

Monday, October 13, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Paul Krugman wins Nobel Prize. GOP accuses facts of having "librul bias."
(20 comments) A satirical look at the response to the Nobel Prize in economics being awarded to Princeton economist and NY Times columnist, Paul Krugman.

Friday, October 3, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Palin Winks Her Way To Victory
(3 comments) A satirical look at Sarah Palin's chirpiness during the vice presidential debate with Joe Biden. A debate that she clearly won based on her astounding winking ability.

Monday, January 7, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
I have become a Chinese crocodile
A comic view on the convenience of renting movies online. The author surmises that life has become easy as a result. A little too easy.

Sunday, August 5, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Barry Bonds is easy to hate and convenient to blame
(4 comments) Barry Bond's chase of Hank Aaron's all-time home run record is tainted by two issues. Bond's surly unlikability and the steroid allegations against him. But is Bonds a black mark on baseball, or part of something larger?

Thursday, August 2, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
An Essay On Faith, Life and Ingmar Bergman
(2 comments) The author reflects on faith, life and how this relates to the influence of recently deceased filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.

Thursday, March 22, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Yeah, Like Tom DeLay And Richard Perle Are Credible
Among the many defects in authoritarian Republicans, they quite obviously lack both a sense of shame and a sense of irony. This is the only way to explain why Richard Perle and Tom DeLay had the gall to show up on Meet The Press last Sunday.

Monday, March 5, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Randy Couture Scores One For Us Old Guys
Last night, 43 year old, Randy Couture upset UFC Heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia. His inspiration has the author contemplating a return to competition himself.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
How My Uncle Came to Have a Drink with President Ford
Gerald Ford's up-side.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
It's Not About "Winning"
(1 comments) In the end, elections are not about winning. Not in the sense of "US vs Them." They are about the people. And, more than anything the 2006 election was about our country and a new direction.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
This Election Is a Fluke
Some are concerned the election will be a fake. The author's concern is that it's a fluke.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Nostradamus says: "Obama will......"
(1 comments) Will Barack Obama run for President in 2008? The author decides to speculate on Obama's future, hell, everybody else has.

Saturday, September 16, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Why is "Girly-Man" acceptable, and "Macaca" not?
(7 comments) Sexism is often invisible if not ok. Women live within a male dominated society, where masculinity is strong and femininity is weak and denigrated. This is partly because we have become a society of like-minded enthusiasts and enablers.

Wednesday, August 9, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Disengagement from World Affairs Is a Failed Policy
(3 comments) The Bush policy of disengagement from the world's problems is a total failure. The war in Lebanon, as well as other significant festering problems, is a lesson in how not to conduct American foreign policy.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Iraq and the Shifting Paradigms in American Foreign Policy
The history of United States foreign policy has been characterized by paradigms shifts between interventionist and noninterventionist philosophies. We may be on the verge of another shift due to the problems created by the Iraq War.

Sunday, June 11, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Metallic Persuasion
(1 comments) The author deals with the one year anniversary of a friend's suicide.

Friday, June 9, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Empty Concrete
(1 comments) A poetic haunting look at the life of the homeless in the United States, and the moral values and issues this conjures up for society.