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Mergen Toksanbaev

A young poet, a native of Kokshetau

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Mergen Kosherbayuly Toksanbay, was born on November 14, 1988 in the village of Kazgorodok (the old name of Zhanғұs-Toksanbai), Enbekshilder district, the former Kokchetav region.
In 1995-2006 he studied at the secondary school in the village of Kazgorodok.
In 2006-2011, he studied at the Kokshetau State University named after Sh. Ualikhanov and the Academy of Kokshe, at the Faculty of Philology.
In 2008 he was awarded with a breastplate “Shoan zholdyzy” by the rector of the Kokshetau State University named after Sh. Ualikhanov, with a letter of gratitude from Professor Sh. Ibraev.
In 2010 I took the I place in the regional competition of akyns “Әlemge әйгілі Астана”.
In 2010, he won the prize place of the third place in the competition of regional akyns “Eremen zhyr saysyn shakyrady”, on the occasion of the solemn opening of the monument to Umbetey zhyrau in Ereimentau.
In 2010, he won a special prize named after Mashur-Zhusip Kpeeyli of the republican competition of akyns “Nai-zayai syzdің syırığı, Naizāyai zhyrdyң zhрyrіghi”, dedicated to the 110th anniversary of Isa Baizakov among students, in the city of Pavlodar.
The diploma of XIII International competition of creative youth “Shabyt” of the festival of 2010.
In 2013, he won the main prizes of the regional poetic contest of young auns “Eran Abylay” and the regional contest of akyns “Abylaidy oryndal’an armands” for the 300th anniversary of Abylai Khan.
In 2013, in the competition “ZHAS_AKMOLA” won the prize in the nomination “Jyldyң jas pristina” and the Akim of Akmola oblast premium.
In 2014 he took the second place in the TV contest “Zhyrlaymyn tuyan elimdi” on the “Kazakhstan” TV channel in the “Tansholpan” program.
In 2015 he was on the third place in the republican contest of akyns “Zhyr kaany – Zhumatay”, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Zhumatay Zhaypbayev, who passed the city of Taldykorgan.
In 2016 he took part in the forum of young poets dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Hamit Ergaliyev, held in the city of Atyrau.
In 2017 he was the owner of the second place of the republican poetic contest “Caspian – Dostyk teizizi”, held in the city of Aktau.
In 2017 he participated in the international festival of akyns “Parasatta poetry”, held in the city of Kyzylorda.
Poems are regularly published in the city, regional and national print media. The author of the books “Assalumaumaleik”, “Nostalgia”, “Men bіreudi sasyynamin …”.
He worked as a correspondent in the city of Kokshetau, Akmola region in the newspaper “Aria azhary” and the weekly “Zhas Kazaz” in Almaty, worked as an editor in the publishing house “Foliant”. He was the editor of the regional center of folk art and cultural leisure and, at the center, directed the club of young akyns “Talant”, the executive secretary of the regional literary and cultural magazine “Zher shotyty”, worked as deputy director of the regional universal scientific library named after Magzhan Zhumabayev.

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