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.

Poet Maeve—Dark Forces

This graphic, an installment of Poet Maeve, was my personal choice to be included the Best of issue because it was both a solid reflection of the type of material we published last year and one that made me laugh.     I hope your holidays have been great, and I’m looking forward to being able… Read more »

Survival in the Garrett—Grooming Tips for Frugal Students

Once again, the bohemian community extends a helping hand to students struggling to survive on a shoestring.  And really, who can better provide you with sound money management advice than those chronically low on funds? And who better to teach you about grooming than vain artists, always striving to appear interesting and appealing, developing their… Read more »

Five Rumi Guideposts to Higher Spirituality

The Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (1207-1273) was a Persian Muslim scholar and mystic who spent most of his life in the area now known as Afghanistan.  Rumi left behind a massive body of beautiful, deeply meaningful poetry well worth the study of those seeking peace, wholeness, and higher understanding, no matter which path they follow… Read more »

Ten Hardships to Embrace Before the End of 2018

The name of “Pollyanna,” the child heroine invented by Eleanor Porter in 1913, is often used (by people who haven’t read the book) to mean shallow, blind optimism.  But a careful reading of the book holds a different story. Pollyanna’s early years had been a long and dismal trial, ending in the loss of both… Read more »

The Moral High Ground of Uncertainty

A student’s life is a quagmire of uncertainty: financial, academic, social, and personal.  Distance learning adds an extra trial—the juggling of courses with family obligations and salaried work.  And ever present is the fear that you just don’t know for sure whether you’ll be able to complete your course work on time or if, in… Read more »