The (first) Johnstown Flood occurred in Johnstown Pennsylvania in 1889. It was the worse tragedy in American history before September 11, 2001, in terms of lives lost.
This poem is a found poem of sorts, mixing actual accounts by survivors and witnesses with the creative process. It is a poem in long form, 8 pages of writing.
The poem was originally published by Zouch Magazine, and can be found using the link below.
The musical score credits for this podcast are are follows:
Weber's Piano Sonata #4 Movement III Andante (Quasi Allegretto)
Schubert's Piano Sonata in Bb Major Movement II (Andante sostenuto)
Tansman's Sonatine for Bassoon and Piano Movement I (Allegro con moto)
Beethoven's Cello Sonata #3 Movement III (Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace)