Museum of St. Andrews/StAnza Competition: my winning poem Pucara Bull・is displayed next

Write Queer London 2012: Shortlisted for the award.

Dark & Horror: The Sinister Poetry Award Winner for 'The Spell', October 2012.

Filmpoem collaboration: titled Mothlight・with filmmaker Alastair Cook, November 2011.

PK Poetry Award Nomination: from Red Squirrel Press, August 2011.

Open University Course: Performance Poetry, (5 weeks) May 2011.

Mslexia- two poems shortlisted for the annual competition judged by Ruth Padel in June 2009.

A grant from Argyll & Bute Council was awarded towards writing expenses, June 2005.

MSc in Creative Writing: Poetry.  The University of Edinburgh 2005-2006.

BA Combined Honours Degree English Literature and Film/Media Studies: University of Stirling, Scotland 2000-2004.
artifact in the Museum of St. Andrews.

Lancelot Andrewes Award 2012- Journeys through Fire: Shortlisted for the award by current poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Filmpoem collaboration: titled On Meeting a Fox・with filmmaker Iwona Jankowska, June 2013 screened at Dunbar Filmpoem Festival, August 2013.

The Written Image: Poets and Printmakers collaboration, selected by the Scottish Poetry Library, worked with Catherine Sergeant on a piece 'Angel of The Pier', Summer 2013.

On Meeting a Fox・was officially selected for screening at The Visible Verse Festival, Canada October 2013.

StAnza Digital Slam: Shortlisted for the award, and received third prize 2013.

Video Interview at Neu Reekie filmed by Summerhall T.V: January 2014.

For Books' Sake Article '10 Reasons to Love Janette Ayachi': May 2014.

Auld Enemies Tour:  Collaboration with Rob A Mackenzie - 'Everything Is Diminished Without You In It' performed at Summerhall, July 2014.

Winner of The Young Enigma Awards for emerging LGBT Writers- The Barbara Burford Prize, Manchester 2014.

Photoshoot for The Herald on Sunday- New Scottish Voices: October 2014.

StAnza Poetry Festival, St Andrews,  performance with the Viridian Quartet: March 2015.

An Evening with Paul Henry and Janette Ayachi, Regional voice Theatre, Birmingham: March 2015.

Anywhere But The Cities: joined The Neu Reekie Tour: performance in Whisky Distillery, Aberfeldy, July 2015.

Winner of Digital Poet in Residence with The Poetry School, London, August 2015.

Edinburgh International Book Festival reading and signing, August 2015.

Reading @ The Arts Complex, Shapes That Shift Desire, October 2015.

The Skinny 10th Birthday Party Reading, The Mash House: Edinburgh, October 2015.

My Filmpoem is selected and being screened at The Gather Film Festival, Edinburgh University, February 2016.

Collaboration, Commission and Performance for StAnza: St Andrews, March 2016.

Performance for Neu Reekie at The School of Art: Glasgow, March 2016.

Live Reading on  BBC Radio Scotland, talking to Janice Forsyth on the Culture Show, June 2016.

'Moonshine Wars': Reading at Otherworld
Bookshop for an ESBAT Collective Launch, August 6th, 2016.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Reading, Garden Theatre,18th August 2016.

Commissioned poem 'Sauchiehall Street' for Scotia Extremis'.

Second Space Reading @ The Safari Lounge, hosted by Nick-e Melville,  27th August 2016.

Sketchy Beats Special Guest, Leith, 20th September 2016.

Reading @ The Mousetrap for Girl Crush *2, 22nd September 2016.

Reading @ Serenity Cafe LGBT Awareness, 23rd September 2016.

Old Town Bookshop Reading, 'Underground City', hosted by MacGillivray, 28th September 2016.

Book Week Reading @ The Melting Pot, 25th November 2016.

Live on Janice Forsyth Culture Show BBC Radio Scotland, reviewing Carrie Fisher's Memoir, Glasgow Panto and Edinburgh Culture, 29th November 2016.

Winter Concert, Reading from children's book 'The Mermaid, The Girl and The Gondola', 10th December 2016.

Headlining Sonnet Youth, Drygate Brewery Glasgow, 21st December 2016.

Edinburgh Hogmanay Lowlands tribute to Sorley Maclean reading Edwin Morgan @ The Roxy Theatre, Neu Reekie programme, 1st January 2017.

Against Xenophobia: One Night Without Us, reading @The Fruitmarket Gallery, February 2017.

StAnza Reading, Town Hall St. Andrews, 2nd March 2017.

International Women's Day performance, 8th March Glasgow 2017.

BBC Radio Scotland: Live on Janice Forsyth Show reviewing Goldfrapp's new album, and pilots of shows 'The Good Fight' and 'Decline and Fall'.

'Presence and Absence' collaboration with artist Anneli Holmstrom for her solo show @Summerhall, May 2017.

Sofar, Edinburgh - Scottish Poetry Library recorded live performance, September 2017.

Conversations On A Bench, Overtone Productions radio documentary programme poetry commission for BBC Radio 4, October 2017 – release date November 2017

Burns Supper reading: Prep Table, Greyfriars, January 2018.

New Writing Scotland #29 August 2011.


New Voices Press, Shorelines. Federation of Writers, Scotland. December 2012.


Journeys through Fire, Southwark Cathedral

(ed.Carol Ann Duffy) November 2012.


Together, Apart. Second Story Press, Toronto Summer 2013. (Essay: A Roof of One’s Own)


Final Chapters, Dying Matter Coalition Anthology:

Jessica Kingsley Publishers London, October 2013.


Split Screen Anthology II. (Commissioned poem) Red Squirrel Press, 2014.


Updo Anthology of Women's Fiction, Spider Road Press, Texas, U.S, February 2014.


Be The First to Like This: New Scottish Poetry. Vagabond Voices Press, Edinburgh 2014.


Out There: Anthology of LGBT Writers, Freight Press, Glasgow, 2014.


SPOKE: New Queer Voices Anthology, Manchester, 2014.


The Wait Anthology- Cancer Research, Glasgow, 2014.


The Best British Poetry Anthology 2015, Salt Press, London.


Dear Watson: The Very Elements of Poetry, Beautiful Dragons Press, Berlin 2015.


Neu Reekie: Going For Gold Anthology, Polygon, Edinburgh 2016.


Umbrellas of Edinburgh: poetry and prose from Scotland's capital city, Freight 2016.


Not a Drop: Just Oceans of Poetry, Beautiful Dragons Press, Berlin 2016.


Writing Motherhood Anthology, Seren Press, Wales 2017.


Troubadour, Picaroon Poetry, England June 2017.


The 10 Red Anthology, House Press, Edinburgh 2017.


Scotia Extremis: poems about Scotland, Luath Press 2018.






The Edinburgh Review #117, El Otro Lado, July 2006. Book Review.


The Leither, March 2007. Feature Article.


Velvet, November 2009.


The Red Wheelbarrow, (University of St. Andrews) August 2010.


Poetry Salzburg Review (University of Salzburg), December 2010.


Gutter #4, February 2011.


Drey #2, August 2011.


The French Literary Review, September 2011.


Poetry Scotland, Autumn 2011.


The Istanbul Review, August 2012.


Orbis #157, November 2011.


The New Writer, August 2012.


The Journal #36, February 2012.


Pushing Out The Boat, May 2012.


Southlight 11, May 2012.


Agenda Celtic Mists, September 2012.


The Stirling Collective (University of Stirling)  August 2012.


Ariadne's Thread Journal, October 2012.


The Poetry Box Horror & Dark Poetry Magazine, November 2012.


Lighthouse, Gatehouse Press, May 2013.


Gutter #9, July 2013.


Sacred/Profane, January 2014.


Gutter #11, July 2014.


Oxford Poetry, Summer Issue 2014.


Ars Medica Journal, Vancouver, Summer 2014.


Magma, London, Summer 2015.


Artificial Womb, Dundee- Spring 2016.






Ofi Press Mexico, (Mexico) September 2011.


Ink, Sweat, and Tears, (England) November 2011.


The Lampeter Review #4, (University of Wales) January 2012.


New Linear Perspectives, (Scotland)  Poetry and Travel Piece- February and June 2012.


The Cadaverine, (England) June 2012.


Underground Voices (California) April 2012.


ken*again, (New York) -Poetry and Short Story- July 2012.


Friction Magazine (University of Newcastle) June 2012.


Danse Macabre (Las Vegas) September 2012.


sacred / profane (Australia) March 2013.


Literary Mama (Berkeley, California) January 2013.


Women's Press Blog (California) February 2013.


Writers for Libraries (Aberdeen) February 2013.


Inky Needles (Poetry, Politics & Philosophy) (London) January 2013.


White Coffee Magazine (Maine) poetry/photography collaboration. January 2013.


The Baltimore Review: Filmpoem collaboration: January 2014.


Stirling Council commened as Poet of the Month: January 2014.


The Irish Literary Review: February 2014.


Scottish Book Trust blog piece A.M Muses: Finding Time to Write as a Single-Mother – February 2017.


The Literateur: March 2017.


The High Window: March 2017.


Hakara: a journal of bi-lingual expression, Essay on Memory, 2017.


Lies, Dreaming Podcast, audio poem, December 2017.





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