Three by Five with a Glimpse into the Writing Life of Poet Mildred Achoch
Mildred Achoch writes poems and screenplays and has two blogs – Kenya Rock Film Festival Journal and Lost in Cyberspace and Other Found Poems. In 2013, she was a participating poet with the Found Poetry Review’s Pulitzer Remix Project. Welcome back to this last installment with Poet Mildred Achoch.
VAH: Any thoughts on the Master of Fine Arts for writing?
MA: I don’t have an MFA in writing but I do have a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration. I wouldn’t mind getting an MFA.
VAH: Do you have a favorite inspiring quote?
MA: I love this quote by Pearl Buck because it is a near perfect portrait of me. “The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off… They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.”
VAH: An excellent statement about the powerful drive to create that inhabits the artist. Would you share some less than creative insights now. What are three random not related to writing facts about you?
MA: a) I am a born again Christian b) I can play any song on the piano by ear. c) I am short sighted.
VAH: And one more fact that might amaze or amuse?
MA: I can sing jazz, opera and the blues.
VAH: If you had to choose a last meal – what would you want?
MA: French fries. They are my favorite and for a last meal, what better food than your favorite?
VAH: So true. Thank you Mildred for taking part in this interview series.
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