Janette Ayachi (born 1982) is a Scottish-Algerian poet and has been published in over sixty literary journals and anthologies from presses including Polygon and Freight, as well as in Salt's The Best British Poetry of 2015. She collaborates with artists, has been shortlisted for a few chewable accolades, and has performed her work on BBC radio, as well as at events across the UK. She is the author of poetry pamphlets Pauses at Zebra Crossings and A Choir of Ghosts, and a children's chapter book The Mermaid, The Girl and The Gondola. She is currently working on a memoir titled Misdialing The Muses.
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