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: October
All year it has been there, though hidden well,
looking like all the other numbers, just
waiting to be ticked with barely a glance,
a date to pass through, as we thought we must.
And yet now, see what it has done to us?
Just see what, all the time, it held in store:
a day to trip us, through remaining years.
How could we not have noticed it before?
From: A Walk in Winter (Enitharmon)
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