Hisia Zangu Poetry was started in September 2010 at
Nairobi right after I contested in Slam Africa. The concept was that it would offer poets a platform to perform their art in an outside natural environment where the wind was blowing and monkeys running around, it was also conviniet for people and artists who did not like attending to the art platforms at night. It provided the total African experience.
With rising platforms of open mic and poets interest in joining the cause, Hisia became a group with the likes of Kaffy Mwangi, Emma Martha and a first meeting at Uhuru park brainstorming about the direction the group should take; the introduction of a poetry workshop came about.
With time the group absorbed Amare Poeta (Julz), Orato and Richie Maccs and before we knew it, she who was born out of just the love of performance poetry was attracting writers too. The group then changed from being a show to a poetry/writing workshop.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strive valiantly; who comes short again and again… who spends himself in a worthy cause.”
What we do
We aim to offer a detailed critique of one or more poems and offer a discussion platform for anyone who wants to learn how to revise existing poems and improve the quality of future poems.
When you submit your poetry for critique, our team reads it several times to study its theme, form, symbolism, style, meter, rhymes, imagery, logic, and dramatic strategy. Then discuss it further at the workshop.
Today the family has grown incorporating up to 15 members and still is growing. Driven by passion and desire to be excellent our mission is to document our work. We realize that it is only if we stand together that we can achieve this dream.