A one on one eclusive interview with the creative mind behind Aguzuzu Poems, Maureen Anguzuzu on Pachagazine.

Pachagazine: What is your real name and your stage name? 

Maureen Anguzuzu:

Real name: Maureen Anguzuzu

Stage name/Pen name: Anguzuzupoems

Pachagazine: What do you do for a living?

Maureen Anguzuzu: I’m a student at The Sigalagala National Polytechnic.

Pachagazine: What first got you into poetry?

Maureen Anguzuzu: The love for English I would say Inspired by one of my best friend and my mother.

Being good in English and the capability of playing around with words, I discovered that was actually poet.

Pachagazine: What inspires you to write poems?

Maureen Anguzuzu: The daily life experience and challenges.

Pachagazine:When did you start writing poems?

Maureen Anguzuzu: I started writing in 2018 but came to the realism in 31st May 2020.

Pachagazine: Who is your mentor in poetry?

Maureen Anguzuzu: Shake spear

Pachagazine:What else do you do apart from poetry?

Maureen Anguzuzu: I’m a basketballer.

Pachagazine: How would you describe the poems that you typically create?

Maureen Anguzuzu:Poems for the soul from the soul.

Pachagazine:What is your creative process like?

Maureen Anguzuzu: The idea of a poem can strike at night and you can’t sleep unless you clear it off by writing it. That’s what it is like for me as a poetess.

Pachagazine: How would you describe the poetry industry in Kenya ?

Maureen Anguzuzu: The poetry industry is growing up so fast like wild fire and sooner the industry will be among the top industries in production and well paying as a matter of fact.

Pachagazine:Do you have any certificates (poetry based)

Maureen Anguzuzu: Yes. Won a certificate @Nasha poems 

Pachagazine: Who would you most likely to collaborate with in a duet?

Maureen Anguzuzu: @spitting pen

Pachagazine: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your poetry career?

Maureen Anguzuzu: I would be a procurement officer

Pachagazine: What is your favourite poem you ever performed or written?

AN AFRICAN CHILD

African child with a tint of black

Nostalgic memories tied to his back

Because black don’t crack

Nobody dare attack

An African child in an a wrack

Precious African gold

Don’t wrinkle and grow old

Rules with wisdom to no ones foothold

In a scaffold

With powers to a freehold

African child knows their worth

They’d say black is the color of the earth

Ulilations signifying their birth

Toiling hard for a dearth

Evening embracing their lives around the hearth

African child is emotional

Introduction is always informal

Making this a normal

Considered as an ancestral proximal

This is historical and lachrymal

@anguzuzupoems

Pachagazine: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Maureen Anguzuzu: The awarding of poets

Pachagazine:Is there a hidden meaning in any of your poems?

Maureen Anguzuzu: My poems are always direct to what I want to pass across.

Pachagazine:What do you enjoy most about being a poetess? 

Maureen Anguzuzu: Is that you always have an answer to every reason if not any

Pachagazine:What do you hate most about being a poetess?

Maureen Anguzuzu: Being called a sadist.

Pachagazine: How would you advice someone who aspires to follow your footsteps?

Maureen Anguzuzu: Poetry requires self sacrifice a lot of hard work and determination self believe and acknowledgement and should stay away from people’s critics.

Pachagazine: What’s next for you?

Maureen Anguzuzu: I would like to publish a book of the collection of my poems.

Pachagazine: Your social media links

Maureen Anguzuzu:

Facebook: Maureen Anguzuzu

Twitter: AnguzuzuMaureen

Wattpad: Maureen Anguzuzu

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