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.

When Vengeance Means Doing the Right Thing

In the 1982 western Barbarosa Willie Nelson plays an outlaw who refuses to allow his father-in-law’s hostility to keep him from looking after his wife and daughter.  As much as his wife’s father wishes to destroy him, or at least drive him away forever, Barbarosa sneaks in every now and then with stolen money for… Read more »

The Mindful Bard—The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Film:  The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Directors: Ethan and Joel Coen It would be too easy to claim this film as an indictment of the United States alone, but its historical setting predates any solid sense of Canadian identity.  The characters, like my parents and great grandparents, freely moved back and forth across the border,… Read more »

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 »