Magan Magan is the author of the debut collection, From Grains to Gold (Vulgar Press, 2018). He is also co editing forthcoming anthology, Growing Up African In Australia (Black Inc, 2019). He is a 2018 Hot Desk fellow at The Wheeler Centre, and reviews poetry for Melbourne Spoken Word.
Magan’s writing has been published in Hyde Magazine, Literary Arts Journal Offset, Cordite Poetry Review, The Suburban Review, Amnesty International, and anthologies Shots From The Chamber, Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry, and Australian Poetry.
Magan has read his work at The National Gallery of Victoria, The National Young Writers Festival, The Emerging Writers Festival, The Melbourne Spoken Word and Poetry Festival, and Melbourne Writers Festival.
Magan is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Writing and Literary Studies at Victoria University. He has run poetry workshops in partnership with Darebin City Council, Express Media, Australian Poetry, and Laneway Learning on ‘writing the self’ – which aims to help individuals connect with themselves.
Magan is currently undertaking a research project focusing on how reading and writing poetry helps individuals develop a richer inner life.