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Olivia Harrison announces book of poems dedicated to George Harrison

Writer and producer Olivia Harrison is pleased to present Came the Lighteningin which she dedicates twenty poems to her late husband George Harrison to mark the twentieth anniversary of his passing. It will be published by Genesis Publications on June 21st, 2022. The cover reveal took place this morning to an audience of millions on social media.

Came the Lightening sees Olivia examining the intimacy and emotional connection of their relationship in a memorable series of poems. She delves into the phenomenon of losing a partner and the passage of time. The poetry is accompanied by a selection of photographs and mementos curated by Olivia, including some never-before-seen images of herself and George.

George Harrison and Olivia Harrison – Photo by Michael Simon

As a contributor to the book Concert for George, the revised edition of I Me Mine, as well as the bestselling book George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Olivia Harrison is no stranger to writing beautiful words that have an ethereal connection to love. Now, in her first departure from biographical nonfiction, this book is set to establish her as a new voice in poetry.

The book will be available in hardcover for $35 at all major booksellers. For a special signed limited edition, go to for further details.


Olivia Harrison – Photograph by Josh Giroux

Martin Scorsese, a long-time friend, and director of the 2011 documentary, George Harrison: Living in the Material World writes:

“Olivia evokes the most fleeting gestures and instants, plucked from the flow of time and memory and felt through her choice of words and the overall rhythm. She might have done an oral history or a memoir. Instead, she composed a work of poetic autobiography.”

—Martin Scorsese

“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.”

Olivia Harrison

GGM Staff


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