a peal of thunder, a moment of

by katie o’brien

 a peal of thunder, a moment of is concrete poetry based on Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” o’brien’s project has involved chopping up Beethoven’s musical score and layering the staves so it’s difficult to make out the original phrase - blurring the material to reflect the disoriented memories they have around losing their grandmother ten years ago. The Blasted Tree has produced a limited edition of 50 hand-bound chapbooks of a peal of thunder, a moment of, available now from our online Store, and the full sequence of poems can be viewed online in the image gallery below.

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a peal of thunder, a moment of is available from The Blasted Tree Store.


Katie o’brien

Contributing Author


a peal of thunder, a moment of by katie o’brien is a Blasted Tree original collection of poetry.

ISBN [Digital]: 978-1-987906-43-1

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