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 . . . Alysha Brillinger, Part I

As a child, Canadian singer-songwriter Alysha Brillinger enjoyed a creative freedom that encouraged a prodigious musical talent. With two parents who loved music and three sisters who could be recruited as singers and dancers in living room productions, Alysha could expand on that talent: by the age of eight she was arranging three-part harmonies and… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Incendies

Film: Incendies (Sony Pictures Classics 2011) Director: Denis Villeneuve Source: Based on the play by Wajdi Mouawad Cast: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Rémy Girard I Have Nothing to Say You simply have to see this film; there’s no way to adequately communicate its splendour to you. But while I have you here, I… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Potiche

Film: Potiche (2011) Director: François Ozon Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Jérémie Renier, Judith Godrèche ?Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men?bring them softness, teach them how to cry.? Joan Baez From Earth Mother to Political Saviour, 70s-Style There… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Kristen Bussandri

Kristen Bussandri is a Montreal-based country/soul singer-songwriter. While living in New York City she interned at the Brill Building, and from there went on to sing on tracks mixed by Phil Ramone, work with Steely Dan’s live sound engineer, and perform at Rockwood Music Hall and the Bitter End. She recently finished the Tower of… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Rubber

Film: Rubber (Realitism Films 2010) Writer/Director: Quentin Dupieux Cast: Stephen Spinella, Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser, Roxane Mesquida, Ethan Cohn, Charley Koontz Genre: Drama We Go ?Round and ?Round and ?Round in the Tire Game Robert the abandoned tire awakens to his own unique reality: he’s alone in a gravelly desert somewhere in the American southwest…. Read more »

Voix du Maghreb – Ne Plus Entendre le Mot Sous-traitance

L?article qui suit est composé d?une entrevue avec Bachzoul Machilyes (un pseudonyme), un ingénieur Algérien travaillant avec Sonatrach, une société pétrolière multinationale en Algérie. Il est l?auteur de Hout Yakoul Hout [Le Poisson Mange le Poisson]. Quelles circonstances vous ont amené à écrire Hout Yakoul Hout ? La marginalisation au sein de l?entreprise : l?hébergement,… Read more »