10 reasons To Love Janette Ayachi, by Rhona Scullion from For Books' Sake, May 2014:
Review of A Choir of Ghosts by Eleswhere Press, May 2014:
Reveiw of A Choir of Ghosts by Scottish Review of Books: 2014
"Raw and romantic- her words echo on the page"
Three Reviews of A Choir of Ghosts by Sphinx Reviewers: Richie McCaffery, Ross Knightly and Peter Daniels. (All male might I add...)
“Janette Ayachi's poems are rich and sensual, packed with detail, colour and energy. A great debut.”
"Janette Ayachi's language is always subtly textured, unnervingly visceral. This gathering of new poems brims with unusual imagery, with lovers who are 'blotted into the background of a Melville watercolour' or whose hands fill with helium. Its linguistic inventiveness is countered by an intimate, haunting voice. Open its pages: they are well worth your time."
“Both imaginative and unusually rich in imagery, Janette Ayachi's full-bodied poems show clear promise.”
"Janette's new poetry is beguiling, mercurial, her words are set out before her- dark, open, beautiful."
"Janette Ayachi enchanted us with her measured, explorative poetry. Her reworkings of classic paintings, with a sharply focused eye on the seemingly mundane, are undeniably the work of a powerful voice that is conscious of that which remains hidden: “I am the perverted picture viewer/ tuned in and turned on/ to the aesthetic beauty of visuals// distorting reality/ just so I can escape awhile/ in the shadow of the auditorium”.
New Linear Perspectives
'At the same time, one wouldn’t want to suppress Ayachi’s questing imagination nor limit her reach – there are some vibrant, unusual images here and a sense of the grit and grease of real cities that’s well worth the exploration' NW
Review of Pauses at Zebra Crossings in Antiphon : full review here