Leyli Salayeva is a writer and performance poet from Baku, Azerbaijan. She writes poems, articles and short stories predominantly in English and studies the various facets of female soul. Leyli has authored an award-winning children’s bookDilber and Her Spoonful Journey , two poetry books in English - Twelve Thirteen (2014) and Youtopia (2016) and one poetry book in Russian – Anabioz (2018). Youtopia received Honorable Mention at 2016 London Book Festival. Her poems and articles have been published in the numerous literature journals in UK, Poland, Canada and USA. She has also participated in collaborative art projects with other artists. Leyli is a member of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers and a member of the Poetry Society in the United Kingdom.