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Seán Street is a writer, broadcaster and poet. He is also Emeritus Professor at Bournemouth University, and now lives in Liverpool. This site profiles some of his work in prose, poetry and sound.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poem for Wilko Johnson

I dreamt I was Wilko Johnson,

had wings and a telecaster

and rock 'n' roll made the pain go

and then I could write about it,

somehow learn to live on, fed by

the blood of guitars. So it was

that music saved my life. Saved me.

 

A tough one to wake up from, that,

but then there he was, Wilko from

Oil City, singing dreams come true,

and rock 'n' roll made the pain go

with wings and a telecaster.

(From '12 Bars')

 

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 Dymock Poets Seren Books publish an updated edition of Seán Street's much-praised study of the Dymock Poets, first published in 1993. This gathering of writers in the shadow o... Read more...
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...