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Latest Poetry Collection

Lastest full collection from Edinburgh-Based Poet, Janette Ayachi. The voice in this second collection observes and explores chemical reactions in nature and the human body. Fire symbolises both an environmental force and the heat of the heart. She delves into mysticism, bones, anatomy and pilgrimages to reveal a fusion of lost landscapes and loves while hinting at new beginnings on the horizon. Nature always wills us a new spark and a chance to love again.

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Janette Ayachi


Janette Ayachi is a London-born Scottish-Algerian Edinburgh-based poet with a BA in Combined Honours in English Literature and Film & Media from Stirling University, and an MSc in Creative Writing: Poetry from Edinburgh University.

Poetry Book of the Year Award

Winner of the 2019 Poetry Book of the Year Award for first collection ‘Hand Over Mouth Music’.

Lottery Open Fund Award

Funding granted for travel to the 33rd International Poetry Festival of Medellin, Colombia 2023

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Gavin Wallace Fellowship 2022

Longlisted for the Gavin Wallace Fellowship 2022 in support of writers allowing them to create work.

Best Scottish Poems 2019

Poem ‘New Mother’ was selected for the best Scottish poems 2019 edited by Roseanne Watt

Latest On YouTube

Inauguration ceremony of the biggest poetry festival in the world, July 2023. Janette performs alongside one of her poetry idols, Carolyn Forché joined by four other top poets from around the globe.

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Hidden Door Festival Promo

Cheltenham Literature Festival

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