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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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Tanaya Winder Tuesday, January 7, 2014 (1 comments)     

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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.

Naomi Benaron Thursday, May 30, 2013 (1 comments)     

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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.

Seamus Scanlon Friday, May 17, 2013 (1 comments)     

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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.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 (7 comments)     

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National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Stephen Graham Jones Five Questions with Blackfeet author, Stephen Graham Jones.

Alan Heathcock Saturday, May 11, 2013 (3 comments)     

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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.

Friday, November 30, 2012 (7 comments)     

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TC Tolbert: Vena Amoris Guest column by genderqueer,feminist poet, TC Tolbert. A beautifully written essay touching on vulnerability and transgender awareness issues.

Poet Obama Thursday, October 4, 2012 (6 comments)     

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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?

Shelly Taylor Saturday, June 11, 2011 (6 comments)     

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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.

Saturday, May 21, 2011 (1 comments)     

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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.

Monday, May 2, 2011 (4 comments)     

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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.

Thursday, March 24, 2011 (2 comments)     

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On the Trail to Mission Lake For Emmet, an elegy for my brother.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 (9 comments)     

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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.

Monday, November 1, 2010 (2 comments)     

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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.

Saturday, September 5, 2009     

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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     

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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 (20 comments)     

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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.

Friday, October 3, 2008 (3 comments)     

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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.

Monday, January 7, 2008     

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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 (4 comments)     

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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?

Thursday, August 2, 2007 (2 comments)     

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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.

Thursday, March 22, 2007     

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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     

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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     

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How My Uncle Came to Have a Drink with President Ford Gerald Ford's up-side.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 (1 comments)     

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It's Not About "Winning" 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     

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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 (1 comments)     

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Nostradamus says: "Obama will......" 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 (7 comments)     

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Why is "Girly-Man" acceptable, and "Macaca" not? 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 (3 comments)     

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Disengagement from World Affairs Is a Failed Policy 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     

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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 (1 comments)     

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Metallic Persuasion The author deals with the one year anniversary of a friend's suicide.

Friday, June 9, 2006 (1 comments)     

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Empty Concrete 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.