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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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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('Combat Stress Reaction': Cpl. Edgar Street, French Polisher, 1883 – 1952.

Passchendaele, 1917)

 

Another one peeled open, flashing

then flickering down to monochrome.

Every first day he comes, silently returns

to his shadowed chair, doesn't speak,

doesn't move, only sits and looks

as the raised glasses go on round him,

a passive bewilderment. Finally

grey light fades him, the eyes last.

 

(From Cello, Rockingham Press, 2013)

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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...
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...