Sean Street
About Me

I began my working life as an actor, and theatre remains a great love, reflected these days in a number of works for the stage. My other great passions are for radio and poetry, two fields which I see as being closely related in some ways. I have worked as a practitioner in radio features since 1970, both in the BBC and in the independent sector, and a number of my published poems pick up where the radio programme ends. Some of my prose works have explored both these areas. I have also published in the area of literary historical/biographical criticism in the form of books such as The Wreck of the Deutschland and The Dymock Poets, books which have been the result of an enduring enthusiasm for the poetry Gerard Manley Hopkins and Edward Thomas. It’s perhaps significant that both these poets created works in which the sound – be it in the sheer music of the cadence, or the striving after the naturalism of the vernacular – is important.  It all comes down to sound: the first sense that activates at birth, and, so some say, the last to desert us when we die.