Vincentian in Northern Ireland reads poem for BBC

Yolande Robertson-Greene, left, and Dr .Christopher Stange of the SVG Consulate to Northern Ireland.

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Vincentian Yolande Robertson-Greene from Prospect, who is reading a master of science in sustainability and corporate social responsibility at Queen’s University Belfast has been selected by BBC Radio Scotland for an upcoming poetry feature.

The BBC Poetry Project “The Written World” features an iconic poem being read from a member of the diaspora in the United Kingdom, which has their country competing in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Dr. Christopher Stange of the Consulate of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) in Northern Ireland welcomed this exciting opportunity and partnership with the BBC, facilitating the process and ensuring Vincentian representation on the programme.

Through the Scottish Poetry Library, Robertson-Greene will provide an introduction and her memories of SVG followed by reading an untitled piece by fellow Vincentian Philip Nanton, world renowned poet and short story writer, to be recorded this week at BBC studios in Belfast.

The episode will be broadcast in the coming weeks and archived on the BBC website.

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7 thoughts on “Vincentian in Northern Ireland reads poem for BBC

  1. Congrats to all involved.

    Posted by Doug Slater | June 18, 2012, 08:12
  2. I always feel good when a son or daughter of the soil excels, especially abroad. Congrats!!!!!

    Posted by Eric Williams | June 18, 2012, 12:54
  3. Niceeeeee…congrats.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | June 19, 2012, 11:47
  4. maybe one of these days she’ll get to read a poem on SVGtv, ie they need to promote poetry more to get rid of the garbage broadcast as news…
    If SVG TV aired poetry it would sound like this:

    Ode to A Policewoman
    ——————————- I reached into my pouch,
    I saw the policewoman in the couch,
    as the policewoman lay asleep,
    I crept up to her not making a peep..
    Oh policewoman you I will surely miss,
    How about this reassuring Kiss,
    Don’t make a sound for goodness sake,
    I don’t want my wife to awake,
    and in her stupor still surmising,
    catch me in a position so compromising,
    Oh police woman since you wake up,
    come let me give you the real shake up

    A Practical Man

    They shall not bind me with chain,
    or whip,
    or cord,
    For I practice Obeah
    For The Lord

    Selling Day

    It is I you have to thank,
    the one who sold your national bank,
    For I have no remorse,
    I have no pity,
    I think it’s time
    to sell food city

    etc etc

    Posted by Joe | June 19, 2012, 14:04
    • SVG poet, JOE. Fine attempt. But, dem baldheads on BBC and NBC go BAN IT.

      Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | June 19, 2012, 23:03
  5. I feel a public reading of the lyrics of the hottest SVG calypso song, entitled “I – Brave !”, by VINCY RASTA brother ZION-I, would have much more appropriate. But, then again, the ULP appointed ‘diplomat’ would not have O.K.’d that.

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | June 19, 2012, 16:20
  6. SLATER, how about JOE’S 3 pieces, are they appropriate? Good to see your still watching and reporting.

    Posted by Peter | June 20, 2012, 10:43

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