Tantra-zawadi, an international performance poet and published author from Brooklyn, New York, has performed in Africa, Europe and Canada. She is a mentor for the Girl-Child Network Worldwide and her poem/video “Scarlet Waters,” was featured on the Product(RED) video wall. She is the director of two short documentaries: “Girl: The Film, Volume I” and “A Silent Genocide ~ A Brief Insight into HIV/AIDS.” Tantra has collaborated on numerous musical compilations worldwide and her latest books, “Bubbles" One Conscious Breath" and Gathered at Her Sky,” are available on-line at Amazon.com.
"A work of love — what Tantra-zawadi makes — what she achieves through her art, envisioning, she says, the 'unseen reality.' A sublime soulfulness suffuses it, pungent like incense, subtle sinuous trans-formation shape-shifts as a genie might, rustled by a reedless wind. Its sizzle-cymbaled syzygy unites that, familiarly met, we thought we knew — blindness preceding a first kiss, bittersweet after — with a mastery of mood, trilled to transcendence, encouraging independence, womanly presence and voice, to embrace experience alongside others."
Production Editor, Poets Wear Prada