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Seán Street is a writer, broadcaster, poet and academic. This site profiles some of his work in prose, poetry and sound.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poem of the Month: August

Neglected Things

Every year late August brings me its unexpected moment,

a pivotal day before the slow slope down to Autumn.

I remember how you planned gardens with a practised eye,

so today, your birthday, I work here this hot afternoon

in deep silence. Time to deal with shrubs left far too long.

 

All routine, but this quiet husbandry is important,

mending, remaking, a mutually healing habit.

Gardening wakes neglected things then consoles them, revives

the simple desire to show a familiar shape love.

Watering, weeding, preparing new seasons. It all helps. 

 

(From: Cello, Rockingham Press)

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Street unearths loss, memory and redemption from English terrain like few other poets.
The Times

The formal precision...and the burnished language are reminiscent of Geoffrey Hill...Cello is a beautifully achieved collection infused with all the craft that Street has acquired throughout his extensive career. The poems are both detached and perfectly crafted.

Kalyna Review

 

Seán Street's poetry collections can be bought through the following sites:

Rockingham Press titles Cello/Time Between Tides/ Radio & Other Poems may be purchased from Inpress Books:

http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?dir=asc&order=relevance&q=Sean+street%2C+cello

Lapwing Publications Jazz Time, available direct from the publisher: https://sites.google.com/a/lapwingpublications.com/lapwing-store/sean-street

 

Follow Seán Street on Twitter: @seanstreet7

 

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The Memory of Sound: Preserving the Sonic Past Seán Street's latest book, The Memory of Sound: Preserving the Sonic Past, has been published by Routledge as part of its Research in Cultural and Media... Read more...
Jazz Time - a new sequence of poems In Jazz Time, music has worked on Street's imagination to create what really are short stories – but stories which are themselves musical. And those stories are mo... Read more...
Cello - Seán Street's collection, Cello, was published by Rockingham Press in September 2013. The  poems are 'by some way, his most ambitious' (Jeremy H... Read more...