POEM OF THE MONTH - March
It's sound tells us of the tide's turn first. Down by
mud flats, deceptive sand, sea sends signals, high
frequency. It's really worth a close listen
because flood starts with hiss, then a glisten
then drowns. Transmission's current. Sound shows us.
Curlew, Plover, Redshank, they hear, each knows.
(From: Cello, Rockingham Press, 2012)
Seán Street is a writer, broadcaster, poet and academic (He is Emeritus Professor of Radio in the Media School at Bournemouth University). His most recent prose work is The Poetry of Radio - The Colour of Sound, (Routledge). A paperback edition was published in June 2013. His eighth poetry collection, Cello, was also published in 2013 (Rockingham Press), and in early 2014, Lapwing in Belfast published his 25-poem sequence, Jazz Time. He is currently writing a new prose work for Routledge, The Memory of Sound: Preserving the Sonic Past, due to appear later in 2014. Also later in the year he will be preparing a much extended and updated version of his highly succesful Historical Dictionary of British Radio (Scarecrow Press). In March, ABC Radio National in Australia broadcasts his Radio Waves, part of the Poetica strand, based on his Enitharmon anthology of the same name, and The Poetry of Radio. It is a programme that explores Street's fascination with the connections between poetry and radio. In September BBC Radio 4 will broadcast his Wehrmacht Voices, a documentary about Nazi radio archives, focusing on the vast - and so far largely unexplored - collection held in the British Library. Please revisit the website from time to time to learn more of this and other work as it develops, as well as detailed publication and event plans.
Also within the site you can explore some of Seán's other work and interests and the backlist of his publications both in prose and poetry, including works relating to the literary and the topographical as well as sound, radio and drama. For enquiries, please visit the Contacts page and follow the link.
Seán Street's three volumes of poetry published by Rockingham Press - Radio and Other Poems, Time Between Tides and Cello - may be purchased via the Inpress website: http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/author/s/sean-street-2568/
Jazz Time, published by Lapwing Publications, can be bought through the Lapwing website:https://sites.google.com/a/lapwingpublications.com/lapwing-store/sean-street
You can follow Seán Street on Twitter: @seanstreet7