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.  











Villanelle on Lines by Sir Thomas Wyatt

i.m.Anne Williams, Hillsborough campaigner, died 18 April 2013


My sweet, alas, forget me not,

I'm the long conscience that seeks out what you are,

although daily ye see me not.


How is it with you? Have you yet

not understood the unsleeping hurt I share?

My sweet, alas, forget me not.


In fact it was ever my lot

to pursue you. I am always so, so near

although daily ye see me not.


Remember now what you forgot

and when you remember you will catch my stare.

My sweet, alas, forget me not.


When you killed my trust, oh then what

did we come to? I am pain's day and hope's star,

although daily ye see me not.


Truth will pursue you, be it cold or hot,

even though it seems to you you've come so far.

My sweet, alas, forget me not,

although daily ye see me not.

(Published in Poetry Salzburg Review, Spring, 2015)


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:


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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Writing on the Wall: Estuary - Poetry and Music. On 19 May, at Studio 2, Parr Street, Liverpool, Seán Street, guitarist Neil Campbell and singer Perri Alleyne-Hughes present Estuary, a programme of words a... Read more...
Transatlantic Poetry On 26 April, Seán Street will take part in an online transatlantic poetry reading hosted by John Goslee, Editor of Fjords Review,the international  lit... Read more...
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...