Performance Poet & Teaching Artist
Lessons learned in poetry last a lifetime
Anita Govan: is a performance poet & teaching artist. Stirling Makar from 2012/2015 & listed on the Scottish Book Trust, Live Literature List,
An early pioneer of Scottish spoken word and performance poetry scene. Anita has been described as the “Jannis Joplin of performance poetry”, "Passionate performance delivered straight from the heart" and her poetry “Artfully sculpted” (Sunday Herald) with "Bright glittering vocabulary" (the Guardian) Her collection ‘Jane’ was published by Luath Press and her recorded poetry is regularly requested on Express Yourself on Sunny Govan radio.
She has worked extensively with disadvantaged communities and young people. Including working extensively with Youth & Slam poetry. She has appeared on BBC Radio & STV and was invited to performed at the Nuyorican in New York and at Glastonbury. She received, five stars for PoeJazz Spoken World in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Anita was also the Co-founder of BigWord (Scotland) 2000/4 with Jem Rolls, Scottish Youth Poetry Slam 2004/18 with ConFAB & presently, Co-founder of Camena LTD, a boutique training and development company offering the very highest standards of innovation, performance, and integrity to business.
She is profoundly dyslexic, living with ADHD and is on the Autistic spectrum.