Posts By: Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman is a poet, spoken word artist, blogger, cultural journalist, and digital nomad. She’s been writing regularly for The Voice Magazine since 2004, not long after she began studying psychology at Athabasca. Her poetry has been published in Descant, The Talking Leaves, Chizine, Our Times, The Best of Tigertail, and Pottersfield Portfolio and her articles in Design is Political, Rawckus Magazine, Coastal Life, The New Internationalist, This Magazine, and in her blog, The Mindful Bard. She grew up in Nova Scotia, but after having lived in New Hampshire and North Africa she’s now settled in Montreal.

In Conversation—with The Racer

The Racer is an indie band from Monroe, New York, renowned for intelligent lyrics, an inimitable post-rock sound, and hugely entertaining live performances.  In 2017, after producing three LPs, the group decided to stop creating albums for now to focus on singles and videos.  In the last few months they’ve managed to produce four songs,… Read more »

I’ve Decided to Plant Explosives In Quebec

This spring I’m going to be planting a small bundle of explosives near my home in Montreal, Quebec. I’ll be burying them in the soil at Dante Park, where I often go to sit on a bench, drink a thermos of tea, and talk to my good buddy, the bust of Dante. I’ve been a… Read more »

Politically Bereft – Quebec’s New Face Covering Law

[Chosen by students, this comic came out  on October 27, during the height of the controversy about Quebec’s new face-covering law (that courts have now temporarily suspended). They say a picture can be worth a thousand words but sometimes “Ew” is all you need.]

In Conversation—with Given Names

Given Names is an intellectually engaging electronic rock duo of two artistic designers, one from Brooklyn and the other from Chicago.  EP 2 is their four-song sophomore release (listen to the single “East to West” here).  Recently duo-members David Raymond and Jeremy Perez-Cruz took the time to answer our questions about their history, the new… Read more »

All the Music be Happenin’ Now

Late in the summer of 2016 my husband and I were strolling past Station Parc in Montreal when we happened on an open-air performance by Indian songstress Kiran Ahluwalia.  It was a welcome bit of serendipity. Obviously formally trained in the Indian classical tradition, Ahluwalia’s voice soared with beauty and pulsated with meaning.  Her entire… Read more »

In Conversation—with OVTLIER

“I’m paralyzed, living your lies I saw the devil in your eyes You put me down, you let me die Because you buried me, buried, Buried me alive” – from “Buried Me Alive” by Ovtlier, What Doesn’t Kill You Ovtlier is a metal band based in Rochester, New York.  Their debut EP What Doesn’t Kill… Read more »