Green’s poetry takes in the world

We know him as the amazing lyricist, poet, who brings life to any stage he graces. But who is Adrian Green offstage? He is a husband, father, teacher, student and painter.

Green, a man of few words — well, for the interview — said he was motivated by others.

He has been a regular at NIFCA for quite sometime, and should he ever choose not to participate any more, his deep thought-provoking poems would definitely be missed.

There is much to be learnt from Green through his poems.

Being one of his students many years ago at the Coleridge & Parry Secondary School, I can attest to this of the down to earth artist.

However, Green described this year’s NIFCA experience as one of the most difficult. He said for quite sometime he had been silent.

“The current issues in Barbados are so wide in scope, so raw and open, and so deeply rooted, they are difficult to discuss. Sometimes I don’t know what to say or how to say it plainly, simply, truthfully and sensitively РР and still be entertaining. This was my toughest year yet. For a while I was speechless,” the spoken word artist said.

His piece this year РР Too Small РР while comical, was a very serious one that touched on many of the issues currently facing our society.

But make no mistake, he has no plans of going anywhere because there’s still a lot for him to address.

He told Bajan Vibes that it doesn’t take him long to write a poem РР sometimes; and he is always coming up with new material.

“I write one with my left hand while writing another with my right. At least that is how it feels sometimes. It can take from a few hours to a few years, “Green explained.

He added that his poetry had taken him all over the world performing to many audiences.

“Poetry has taken me farther than I had imagined. I’ve performed in Africa, Europe, America and the Caribbean. Most importantly though, I have travelled deeply into my own being and gained much knowledge and understanding of myself through poetry,” he said.

One Response to Green’s poetry takes in the world

  1. Santini More
    Santini More November 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I was totally overwhelmed by Adrian’s performance at the NIFCA Gala. He had the crowd totally engaged and deserved the standing ovation he received…It is so refreshing to hear spoken in public those things that are usually mumbled behind closed doors…I wish you so many more blessings Adrian Green.


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