George Genovese has published four volumes of poetry. His first, Heartlines, was produced with the assistance of the Council of Adult Education in1998. This was followed by Time Steals Softer with Ginniderra Press in 2007. His third collection of poems and second offering from Ginninderra Press, The Essential Space of Play, was released in 2012.
He has collaborated extensively with Australian Composer, Lawrence Whiffin on projects setting his poetry to Whiffin’s vivid and inventive music. In 2004 they added their contribution, Wild-flower Love, to an array of Australian musical talent in celebration of the Astra Chamber Musical Ensemble’s fiftieth anniversary. This was followed by a musical adaptation of an extended narrative poem by Genovese in collaboration with Malachi Doyle, The Inadmissible Visions and Revelations of Captain Null, in 2004 for the Camp St Arts festival at Ballarat University.
In 2010 a song cycle based on poetry from Time Steals Softer was composed specifically for accomplished bass singer, Jerzy Kozlowski and virtuoso pianist Michael Kieran Harvey and conducted by the Astra Chamber Musical Ensemble’s musical director John McCaughey. He has also contributed poetry and lyrics to Mario Genovese’s Crossover and upcoming In the Flow albums.
His third collection with Ginninderra Press, Love Letters to the World was published in November 2016.
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- 7 January 2017 | George Genovese: Reflections of a poet
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