Poet and writer Magi Gibson was born in Kilysth, but has lived and worked around Glasgow for most of her life. In 2009 she was appointed Makar of Stirling, a post she will hold for three years.
Gibson studied French and German literature at Glasgow University, and then trained to become a teacher. She has worked extensively with marginalised adults, prisoners, and teenagers with social and behavioural difficulties. She now lives in Glasgow with her partner Ian Macpherson, with whom she set up DiScomBoBuLate.
Magi Gibson has has held three SAC Creative Writing Fellowships, and in 2007 held a Royal Literary Fund Fellowship. She was also writer in residence at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow in 2007.
Her poetry has been widely anthologised, and has had four collections published. She is currently working on a series of novels for young teenagers, beginning with Pinch Me I’m Dreaming in 2009, writing under the name Maggi Gibson.