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Olivia Harrison Recites Poems in Collaboration with WePresent

17 Oct 2022

To celebrate Came The Lightening: Twenty Poems for George, global creative platform WePresent asked Olivia to choose and recite three poems from its pages, and to record them in her and George's garden. They are now available to listen to here
She recorded them at different times of day, sometimes as early as 4:30am, in order to catch the dawn chorus as a complimentary backing vocalists. 'It was very different to read them in the garden at daybreak, it was fun running around in my pyjamas looking for birds,' Olivia says. 'Nearly the whole book is set in the garden. Almost all of it is connected to nature.'
WePresent describes the poetry as 'Raw, honest, moving and refreshingly candid works. Not over-thought or overdone. Just messages from Olivia, to George, recounting memories and working to understand and digest the deep love they had for one another. Famously, George's other love was his garden at home, the plants and landscape of which creep into so many of Olivia's poems about him.' 
To read the full article, which includes soundbites, collages and a brand new interview, head to WePresent. To find out more about Came the Lightening, click here.
Came the Lightening Twenty Poems for George

Came the Lightening

Olivia Harrison

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