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 Lavender Fields

L.A.-based singer, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Lavender Fields is both classically trained and completely free of artistic inhibitions.  Wide open to musical influences of all sorts (including sounds she encountered on a trip to India), she uses the Moog, the flute, and her own voice to create original soundscapes that soothe, heal, and enlighten.  She’s… Read more »

In Conversation—with Calvin Arsenia

Alternative folk artist Calvin Arsenia is an intensely inventive creator and a truly original mind, mixing genres and instruments (including the Celtic harp) to create vibrant, engaging music.  He recently released the single, “Headlights,” from his project-in-process Cantaloupe, a mix of music, art, and performance.  In “Headlights” he describes his difficult ascent to the wisdom… Read more »

In Conversation—With Steven Blane

Steven Blane is a New York-based singer who writes his songs in a vintage jazz chanteur style, accompanying himself on the acoustic guitar, ukulele, and piano.  He’s written an off-off-broadway rock opera, acted in a broadway show, and produced audio-books, among numerous other adventures.  His sixth album, So New York, has just been released, and… Read more »

In Conversation—with Hamish Anderson

Electric blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Hamish Anderson calls himself a student of “the three kings:” blues royalty Albert King, B.B.  King, and Freddie King, and in fact Anderson was the last act to open for B.B.  King before the blues icon passed away.  Having moved from his native Australia to Los Angeles to steep himself… Read more »

My Personal Privacy Quest

First came Julian Assange.  An interesting story, but meh.  At first, he came across as a heroic knight errant galloping to the aid of the transparency essential to healthy democracies, but, according to those who worked with him, he was just as cover-uppish as the next megalomaniac.  Worse, his exposés may have rendered the world… Read more »