Olivia Harrison to Release ‘Came the Lightening: Twenty Poems for George,’ Dedicated to George Harrison


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Came the Lightening: Twenty Poems for George is a new illustrated book of poetry from Olivia Harrison, set for publication on June 21 in honor of her late husband, George Harrison.

Officially detailed this week, the book will be released via Genesis Publications and looks to be an especially powerful release from the Harrison Estate, meant to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Harrison’s detach in 2001.

More on the book, per a news release:

In Came the Lightening, Olivia has curated a selection of photographs and mementos to accompany the collection of poems, including never-before-seen pictures of herself and George. Martin Scorsese, a long-time friend, and director of the 2011 documentary, George Harrison: Living in the Material World has written the foreword that calls the book “an autobiography in both rhyme and reason.” The poems embrace the love between George and Olivia and encourage readers to be graceful with their hearts—when facing death, and grief—as she unveils the sweet and spiritual moments that still exist within. Came the Lightening, Twenty Poems for George is a testament to a love that continues to live on.

“Here on the shore, twenty years later, my message in a bottle has reached dry land. Words about our life, his death but mostly love and our journey to the end,” reads a statement from Olivia Harrison.

As with most Genesis Publication titles, the book is currently available for pre-order in a few deluxe/limited-edition verities, with the regular edition scheduled for a Sept. 22 publication date.



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