Casting Your Bread on the Water and Watching it Return to you a Hundredfold

The Mindful Bard: Who Cares? Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 17 2014-04-25 Film: Who Cares Director: Mara Mourão “We are not guests here. We create our own life. We create our own world. Before we create our world we must imagine what kind of world we want to create and then start doing that.” -Muhammad Yunus, founder of Kiva, a global organization that provides micro-loans to the poor “I define ideas like a parachute. A parachute is a wonderful achievement only when it is used for what it’s meant for. If you wrap a parachute around yourself … Continue reading Casting Your Bread on the Water and Watching it Return to you a Hundredfold

In Conversation With Patrick Woodcock, Part III

Wanda Waterman Volume 22 Issue 17 2014-04-25 Patrick Woodcock uses poetry to document the suffering of humanity in war-torn countries—a kind of poetic nonfiction. (See Voice review of Echo Gods and Silent Mountains: Poems, his book of poems based on his time in Iraqi Kurdistan.) Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about his formal and informal education and some of the close calls he experienced in Iraq. (Also read the first and second parts of this interview.) Unwitting Mentors As with many poets, university wasn’t a great fit for Patrick, who openly admits to having despised … Continue reading In Conversation With Patrick Woodcock, Part III