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.

Gregor’s Bed – Zenith

Film: Zenith (2010) Written and supervised by Vladan Nikolic Directed by Anonymous Cast: Peter Scanavino, Jason Robards III, Ana Asensio, David Thornton, Al Nazemian ?Once something has reached its Zenith there always follows an inevitable decline, the sun proves this every day. This is what our society faces . . . This recession is the… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? – The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate

Book: Frances Fox Piven, Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate (The New Press 2011) A Necessary Defiance Last year Frances Fox Piven got a request from a student wanting to interview her for a term assignment, the subject of which was Piven’s book Challenging… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Idiots & Angels

Film: Idiots & Angels (2008) Genre: Animated Writer/Director/Animator: Bill Plympton 21st-Century Gregor Wakes with Wings In the Sioux myth of White Buffalo Woman, two braves on a hunting trip see a beautiful woman in white buckskin approaching them from a distance. The first recognizes her spiritual character and warns the other against making a pass… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Terakaft, Aratan N Azawad

Album: Terakaft, Aratan N Azawad [Children of the Azawad] (World Village: Harmonia Mundi, 2011) Musicians: Liya Ag Ablil (a.k.a. Diara), guitars, vocals; Sanou Ag Ahmed, guitars, vocals; Abdallah Ag Ahmed; bass, guitar, vocals; and Mathias Vaguenez, percussions ?. . . even in the songs of the new guitar music, including those from the Tuareg rebellion… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Jan Wouter Oostenrijk, Sharqi Blues

Album: Jan Wouter Oostenrijk, Sharqi Blues (2010) Artists: Jan Wouter Oostenrijk, guitar; Karim Darwish, drums; Karim Ziad, drums; Salex Abdikader, Oriental keys; Joost Swart, jazz keys; Marco van den Akker, bass; Bas Bouma, drums Oostenrijk Meets the Dark Man at Another New Crossroads ?I like to be inspired and challenged. Inspiration can come from people,… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Nazim Elnur

Nazim Elnur is a spoken word and hip hop artist. He was born in Khartoum, Sudan, where he spent his early childhood. After previously attending the American College in Cairo, Egypt, he is now studying political science at McGill University in Montreal. Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about poetry, music,… Read more »