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Slow Burning

This book plays with love and longing; showing us what fire can destroy, and what fire can illuminate, as love, like fire, is an energy that can never really be extinguished only transformed allowing our hearts to ignite on repeat with more chances to burn wherever we chose to land.

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Janette Ayachi


Janette Ayachi is a London-born Edinburgh-based Scottish-Algerian 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

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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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