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M.C. MoHagani Magnetek (pronounced emcee mahogany magnetic) holds degrees in Anthropology, English, MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Arts and is currently a Cultural Anthropology & Historical Archaeology PhD student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is a 2023 Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship Awardee for her work, “Just Add Water: Reparations for My Soul.” 


Her published works include “Shhh! Be Quiet” Building Fires in the Snow (2016). “Acrimonious Black Woman Sparks Climate Change Debate with the President” Alaska Women Speak (Spring, 2019). Her novel, “The Mad Fantastic, 2098” (2020). Her play, “for colored ladies who have considered pull-tabs with their last two dollars” (2021). "Death by a Thousand Kisses: A Ms. Mahogany Bones Murder Mystery” Alaska Women Speak (2021). “That One Magnetek Time I Jumped Over Five Cars” Wheels on Ice: Stories of Cycling in Alaska (2022). “Not an Easy Read for “Normal” “Colored” People: Conversations on Shange’s and Rooney’s Literatures of Sexual Citizenship”; Palgrave Handbook of Reproductive Justice and Literature (2022). A play titled, “Ms. Mahogany and the Case of the Microphone Rapist” Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora Journal Issue 48.2 (2023).


A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, community organizer and artist who is world renown, nationally recognized and locally accepted as the undisputed people’s champ because she believes poetry is therapeutic. She is currently working on getting her life together. Frying fish is her favorite pastime.

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