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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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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 7, 2014
5 Questions with Tanaya Winder of the Reach The Rez Campaign 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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 30, 2013
National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Five More Writers 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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 17, 2013
National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Four Writers In celebration of National Short Story Month, Seamus Scanlon, Erika Wurth, Matt Mendez and Sterling Holywhitemountain answered five questions about short stories for me.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 14, 2013
National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Stephen Graham Jones Five Questions with Blackfeet author, Stephen Graham Jones.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 11, 2013
National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Five Writers 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.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 30, 2012
TC Tolbert: Vena Amoris Guest column by genderqueer,feminist poet, TC Tolbert. A beautifully written essay touching on vulnerability and transgender awareness issues.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 4, 2012
Is Obama a poet or a fighter? 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?
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 11, 2011
Something About Something: An Interview with Poet Shelly Taylor 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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 21, 2011
Kitchen Table Theory: On Writing, Kitchen Tables, Motherhood and Time A look at an essay by writer Helena Maria Viramontes, the challenges of female writers and other feminist concepts.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 2, 2011
Bin Laden Politics: Who are we and what did we become? 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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 24, 2011
On the Trail to Mission Lake For Emmet, an elegy for my brother.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 3, 2010
America Has Spoken And It Said: "Hell No We Can't!!!" 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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 1, 2010
Sleeping With The GOP, Even Worse The Second Time Around 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 5, 2009
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 13, 2008
Paul Krugman wins Nobel Prize. GOP accuses facts of having "librul bias." A satirical look at the response to the Nobel Prize in economics being awarded to Princeton economist and NY Times columnist, Paul Krugman.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 3, 2008
Palin Winks Her Way To Victory 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 7, 2008
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.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 5, 2007
Barry Bonds is easy to hate and convenient to blame 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?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 2, 2007
An Essay On Faith, Life and Ingmar Bergman The author reflects on faith, life and how this relates to the influence of recently deceased filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.

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