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.

Tunisian Travels, Part IV

Recently Wanda Waterman spent several weeks in Tunisia, where she crossed half the country, visited several cities and villages, and stayed with a traditional Tunisian family. This travelogue series chronicles her adventures and experiences in the Maghreb. Read the rest of the series: Part I, Part II, and Part III. Café Life Nearly every street… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Carnage

Film: Carnage (Sony Pictures Classics 2011) Director: Roman Polanski Screenwriters: Yasmina Reza, Roman Polanski Cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly Genre: Drama, Comedy ?Conflict cannot survive without your participation.? Wayne Dyer ?It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be.? Homer Young Zachary wants to join… Read more »

Tunisian Travels, Part III

Recently Wanda Waterman spent several weeks in Tunisia, where she crossed half the country, visited several cities and villages, and stayed with a traditional Tunisian family. This travelogue series chronicles her adventures and experiences in the Maghreb. Read the first part of the series here and the second part, here. ?To travel is to discover… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Benda Bilili!

Film: Benda Bilili! (official website) (National Geographic Entertainment) Genre: Documentary, Art House Cast: Coco, Roger, Ricky, Theo Writers/Directors: Florent de la Tullaye, Renaud Barret ?Not only do physically disabled people have experiences which are not available to the able-bodied, they are in a better position to transcend cultural mythologies about the body, because they cannot… Read more »

Tunisian Travels, Part II

Recently Wanda Waterman spent several weeks in Tunisia, where she crossed half the country, visited several cities and villages, and stayed with a traditional Tunisian family. This travelogue series chronicles her adventures and experiences in the Maghreb. Read Part I of the series here. ?The silent onlookers, those whose only concern is to protect their… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Sidewalls

Film: Sidewalls (IFC Films) Screenwriter/Director: Gustavo Taretto Cast: Pilar López de Ayala, Javier Drolas, Inés Efron, Carla Peterson, Rafa Ferro, Adrian Navarro Genre: Drama/Art House ??Suppose further,? Socrates says, ?that the man was compelled to look at the fire: wouldn’t he be struck blind and try to turn his gaze back toward the shadows, as… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Mak

Mak, an alternative band from Montreal, has shown a startling ability to craft and arrange thoughtful, moving songs that draw on a wide range of musical genres, including jazz, rock, and experimental music. They’ve just released their self-titled debut album to rave reviews. Recently the band’s vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist Jason MacCormack took the time… Read more »