Hear an exclusive conversation with Olivia Harrison on The Beatles Channel about her new book, ‘Came the Lightening’

Peter Asher speaks with Olivia Harrison in celebration of her new book, ‘Came The Lightning: Twenty Poems For George’ on June 21 at 3pm ET on The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18).

Jackie Kolgraf
June 17, 2022

Photo by Josh Giroux

Writer and producer Olivia Harrison sits down for an exclusive conversation with Peter Asher about her new book, Came the Lightening, in which she dedicates 20 poems to her late husband, George Harrison, to mark the 20th anniversary of his passing. The book will be published by Genesis Publications on June 21, 2022.

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‘Tell Me Why: Peter Asher in Conversation with Olivia Harrison in Celebration of her New Book, Came The Lightening: Twenty Poems For George’ will premiere June 21 at 3pm ET on The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) and will also be available to stream on the SXM App. See broadcast schedule below.

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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.

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.”

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 non-fiction, this book is set to establish her as a new voice in poetry.

To order Came The Lighteningplease visit www.oliviaharrison.com.

Broadcast Schedule

June 21 – 3 pm ET

June 22 – 12am ET

June 23 – 1 pm ET

June 24 – 9 pm ET

June 25 – 3 pm ET

June 26 – 11 am ET