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: January
('Combat Stress Reaction': Cpl. Edgar Street, French Polisher, 1883 – 1952.
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)
Street unearths loss, memory and redemption from English terrain like few other poets.
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.
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:
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