Seán Street is a poet, a broadcaster and a writer of books exploring the philosophical nature of sound. He was born into a naval family in Portsmouth, and spent his student years in Birmingham. He has published four pamphlets and nine full collections of poems, the latest of which, Camera Obscura (Rockingham Press, May 2016,) examines his preoccupation with time, space and communication, as did his anthology of radio poems, Radio Waves (Enitharmon Press, 2004). His latest prose work is The Sound of a Room: Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place. (Routledge, 2020.) Between 2017 and 2019, Palgrave Macmillan published his Sound Poetics trilogy: Sound Poetics (2017) Sound at the Edge of Perception (2018) and The Sound Inside the Silence (2019).  Other prose includes The Poetry of Radio – The Colour of Sound (Routledge, 2013), which was published in 2013, followed by The Memory of Sound – Preserving the Sonic Past, also by Routledge, (2014). In 2015 Rowman and Littlefield published an updated, extended and revised edition of his 2006 work, The Historical Dictionary of British Radio. Other prose includes The Dymock Poets (Seren, 1994, new edition, 2014) and The Wreck of the Deutschland (Souvenir Press, 1993), an historical study of events surrounding the writing of Gerard Manley Hopkins's great poem. 

SOUND POETICS by Seán Street

  • The Poetry of Radio-The Colour of Sound – Hardback (Routledge, 2012)
  • The Poetry of Radio: the Colour of Sound – Paperback (Routledge, 2013)
  • The Memory of Sound: Preserving the Sonic Past – Hardback (Routledge, 2014)
  • The Memory of Sound: preserving the Sonic Past - Paperback (Routledge, 2015)
  • Sound Poetics: Interaction and Personal Identity - Hardback (Palgrave, 2017
  • Sound at the Edge of Perception: The Aural Minutiae of Sand and Other Worldly Murmurings - Hardback (Palgrave, 2018)
  • The Sound Inside the Silence: Travels in the Sonic Imagination - Hardback (Palgrave, 2019)
  • The Sound of a Room: Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place - Hardback/Paperback (Routledge, 2020)



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The Sound of a Room Seán Street's latest book, The Sound of a Room: Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place, published on the 1st of October, 2020, draws on field recordings f... Read more...
The Sound Inside the Silence: an end and a beginning Seán Street's most recent book on sound aesthetics, The Sound Inside the Silence: Travels in the Sonic Imagination was published in October 2019, and la... Read more...
Sound Poetics Palgrave published Seán Street's  Sound Poetics: Interaction and Personal Identity as the first in its new PALGRAVE STUDIES IN SOUND series. The book is... Read more...