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Kirkus Reviews: Review of Dervish at the Crossroads

A Montreal-based poet digs into our fascination with music and its relation to our search for meaning. Outside of her poetic output, Waterman has collected a diverse collection of essays about creativity on her blog, The Mindful Bard. Many of these … Continue reading Kirkus Reviews: Review of Dervish at the Crossroads

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Written, Illustrated, and Typeset– Get Ready to Read!

I couldn’t be happier with the cover design for my book, Dervish at the Crossroads. The brilliant Rafael Chimicatti beautifully captured the book’s central metaphor! Guernica Editons plans to release the book in October. Due to the pandemic, there may … Continue reading Written, Illustrated, and Typeset– Get Ready to Read!

Yasmina Khadra: Le Discernement!

Qu’est-ce qui peut prévenir l’extrémisme dans une famille, une communauté ou une société? Quel est l’antidote?

Le discernement! C’est l’unique antidote. Le DISCERNEMENT. Et pour qu’il y ait discernement, il faudrait une vigilance intellectuelle, une ouverture sur la culture de l’autre, une transcendance saine et persévérante.

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Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

The Mindful Bard Wanda Waterman Volume 22 Issue 12 2014-03-21 Book: Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900 Editors: Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén, Heather Bursheh, and David A. McDonald Publisher: Indiana University Press Reflecting and Shaping a National Identity Palestine’s struggle is, to some extent, the story of every nation. So rare is it to find a country or ethnic group with no memory of ever having been colonized . . . (Read the review here.) Continue reading Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900