Poet in Flight
Inspire. Refresh. Heal. Projects with messages of HOPE & HEALING!
"Always an inspired journey"
*Voting member of The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards)
*Member of BMI Performance Rights Organization
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
"Poems in Bloom"
"God's Poetic Orchestra"
"Running with the Fresh Wind"
"Poet in Flight Medley"
"God So Loved The World" single
"Words Across the Sky" children's
Why I write?
Simply stated . . . I write to inspire, comfort, and refresh!
Meet Zanderland Asante . . . CEO/Founder
Zanderland (Zan) Asante is the founder and CEO of Poet in Flight Studio, Poems in Bloom Academy, Creative Seasons Music Publishing, BMI, and UP Ministry. She has served as a communication professor at Morgan State University, Howard University and Northern Virginia Community College; talk show producer at WBAL radio (Baltimore) and WBZ radio (Boston); and development director & announcer at WEAA radio (MSU). With a love for music, she is a voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards) and a member of BMI (Performance Rights Organization). Zan holds a B.S. in Communication Studies from Morgan State University and a Master’s in Public Relations from Boston University. She has been a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. for more 30 years.
The Poet . . .
Zan’s writing style is comforting, inspiring, and healing and many describe her voice as velvet that soothes the soul. Her poetic melodies are gracefully being shared throughout the world. As a spoken word with music artist, she did not wait for record labels, rather decided to start her own music label and publishing company to market her unique gift. Her latest CD “Poems in Bloom” is a fresh collaboration of poetry, music, Psalms, and other Scriptures to inspire, refresh, and heal. It is a reflection of her healing journey through faith, strength, and courage. “Poems in Bloom” was included on the first round ballot of the 59th Grammy Awards and received positive acknowledgement from Grammy Award winning musicians.
Family . . .
As a wife, mother, and Christian minister, Zan says family is precious! She has been married to Minister Tony for 26 years and they have two beautiful children (Kofi, 24 and Zanbria, 22).
The Minister . . .
Zan is a prophetess, intercessor and premarital small group leader. She and her husband have enjoyed the blessings of teaching classes and mentoring couples.
The Athlete . . .
A 4 time All-American athlete, Zan ran track for more than 10 years. Excelling in the 100, 200, 400 meters, 4x100 & 4x400 relays she competed in high school (Fowler in Syracuse, NY) and college (Morgan State Uni.).
Testimony . . . In Her Own Words
“At the age of 8, life changed for me as my lens went from colorful rays of childhood happiness to a view that struggled to find the sun and rainbow. My father died of a massive heart attack at the age of 44 and less than one year later my mother was murdered (a victim of gun violence).”
“I am always thankful for the love and embrace from my big brother, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and mentors. Although I continued to move through my journey with those who loved me, I still did not have the skills needed to process these tragedies and realized later in life that the grieving journey is manifested in several stages. In retrospect, I experienced all of them, including shock (denial), anger, depression (loneliness), restoration, and acceptance & hope. Poetry and its embrace of Scriptures & music continue to help me through my healing journey. Running also served as therapy! It represented both physical and spiritual hope and healing. Physically, the exercise helped to boost my mood and often relieved grief. Spiritually, I embraced God’s Word, ‘run with endurance the race set before you.’ God has truly blessed me and I thank Him for His Son Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of my Faith.”
"My message . . . Don't give up! Stay in the race"