Learning with poetry encourages the growth of new neural interconnections. The interaction between language, sense, and experience combined with rhythm, lyricism, and rhyme, means that neurons become stronger, more permanent and more interconnected.
Anita is a pioneering performance poet and visionary teaching artist; Co-founder of Scottish Youth Poetry Slam. A former Stirling Makar (2012-15), she has been credited with “Kick-starting an interest in poetry, not seen since Huge McDermott,” (Scotsman). She has appeared on TV and BBC Radio and has performed at Glastonbury and as well as internationally at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the Bowery (New York) She has appeared alongside Ron Whitehead (beat poet), Bob Holman (Grand Slam Master) and Shane Koyczan (World Slam Champion). Anita has also created a CD 'Bare to the Bones', with natural sound-scapes and filmpoems with multi-discipline compositions, combining natural sounds with poetry and music. A collection of her poetry, 'Jane', has been published by Luath Press in 2005.