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Benedict Cumberbatch Debuts Olivia Harrison Poem

20 Jun 2022

As part of a BBC exclusive, Olivia Harrison's poem 'Another Spring' had its first live reading by actor Benedict Cumberbatch. 'Another Spring' is one of twenty poems to feature in her forthcoming Genesis Edition, Came the Lightening, a book of poems dedicated to George Harrison, marking the twentieth year since his passing.

Came the Lightening sees Olivia reflect upon her life with George, examining the intimacy of the emotional bond in their relationship through a memorable series of poems. She delves into the phenomenon of losing a partner and the passage of time.

'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

Olivia's first book of poetry, Came the Lightening is available as a signed limited edition and a bookstore edition. Genesis is excited to announce that the bookstore edition will be available from all good retailers tomorrow.

Listen to the full reading here (1:23:50):
Came the Lightening Twenty Poems for George

Came the Lightening

Olivia Harrison

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