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: September
(After Friedrich Hölderlin)
i.m. David Gascoyne
Still the season lives and the summer
field holds its warmth and light -
green spreads its splendour
down to the brook’s rippling edge.
Day strides over hill and valley,
unstoppable in its sunlight,
while the high calm clouds
take the year with them, onwards.
(From: Cello, Rockingham Press)
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