Magan Magan

Magan Magan is the author of From Grains to Gold (Vulgar Press, 2018). He was a 2018 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and co-editor of two anthologies, Growing Up African In Australia (Black Inc, 2019) and Volume 7 Australian Poetry Anthology.

Magan Magan Reviews S K Kelen’s Yonder Blue Wild and Kit Kelen’s Poor Man’s Coat

We came from the ice and out of the trees and wanted the whole world warmer.

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Life Poem

You are paralysed in the living room of your neighbour begging the walls of the room to consume you. Everything in this house smells like desperation. The dust that gather under the window disappear at night like scattered children fading …

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Magan Magan Reviews deciBels 3

Poetry as a form permits one the ability to see, touch, bend and examine the human experiences that we may find elusive. All of a sudden, the glances from others we would have otherwise missed, start to make sense. Haunted words that follow us our entire life begin to destruct. And a voice that belongs leaps out of the page and into the world, leaving a roadmap to follow.

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The Feet that Don’t Stop Will Come to Know Shame

You son has small feet. The first word he ever learned to spell was ‘exile’ On his first day of high school he came back wondering why he wasn’t like the other boys. Why did you tell him to run …

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