Zen (n.)

  1.  a Japanese sect of Mahayana Buddhism that aims at enlightenment by direct intuition through meditation

     2.  or zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one's actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort

Chris . tian (n.)

  1. one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ

Zen . Chris . tian (n.)

  1. resurrection of the baby older brother birthed an angel instead of a real boy

  2. the heaviness of two religions that couldn't be more opposite than the other or sometimes me

  3. Bajan/ Black/ Woman/ Poet/ Teaching artist/ Healer/ My mother's daughter/ A lover/ A sibling/ A someone to somebody/ not just existing but living


ZenChristian Mott is a poet, author, teaching artist, and slam coach born in Atlanta, Georgia but based out of Tampa, FL, who writes as a means release and self-exploration. She's a graduate of the University of South Florida with a BA in Psychology and Creative Writing. ZenChristian was the president of The Poets at USF, one of the only open mics on campus and one of many in the Tampa Bay poetry community and was a member of the 2017-2018 Wespoke slam team. In 2017, her poems “Smothering Butterflies” and “When Brown Girls Get Lost in Never-Land” were published in the USF Thread Literary Journal and in 2018 IO Literary Journal published “We Share the Same Skin” in their online journal and “God’s Waiting Room” in their first print volume. She is currently the Workshop Director and Slam Co-Coach for Heard em Say Youth Arts Collective and apart of the Gold Mined Collective. In 2019 she published first book "The Burned House Resurrects", now available for purchase on Amazon.


"I write poems in case I ever disappear"

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