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Seán Street (Poet) Creative Flight Journal


Seán Street’s latest collection is The Sound Recordist (Maytree Press, March, 2021) He has published nine previous full poetry collections, the most recent being Camera Obscura (Rockingham Press, 2016). His anthology, Radio Waves – Poems About the Wireless was published by Enitharmon in 2004. He has previously collaborated with guitarist and composer Neil Campbell on the CD, Estuary, which was premiered at Liverpool’s Capstone Theatre as part of the 2018 Writing on the Wall Festival. Prose includes The Wreck of the Deutschland, a study of the historical background to the great poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins (Souvenir Press, 1992) and The Dymock Poets (Seren 1994/14.) Works relating to sound aesthetics include The Poetry of Radio: The Colour of Sound (Routledge, 2013/14) and The Memory of Sound: Preserving the Sonic Past (Routledge, 2015/16). Between 2017 and 2019, he wrote a further trilogy of books for Palgrave on the theme of sound and its relationship to poetics and philosophy, and his most recent publication on the subject is The Sound of a Room: Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place (Routledge, 2020). His plays have been performed by Salisbury Playhouse and the Royal Theatre, Northampton, both in-house and on tour, and his film-poem, Master Elias, commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral for their Magna Carta anniversary celebrations, was produced in 2015 by Red Balloon Productions. He has worked in radio for much of his life, writing and presenting features for BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4, as well as for a number of other global broadcasters, such as ABC, Australia, CBC, Canada, and NewsTalk, Ireland. He is Emeritus Professor at Bournemouth University.