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sean street actor poet

Seán Street

actor and poet

As a poet Seán Street has produced nine collections, the latest of which -- Camera Obscura -- was published in 2016 by Rockingham Press. He collaborated with the composer Cecilia McDowall to write texts for Seventy Degrees Below Zero, performed by tenor Robert Murray. This was jointly commissioned to commemorate the Scott Centenary of 2012 by the City of London Sinfonia and the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge. Previous writings include prose works on Gerard Manley Hopkins and The Dymock Poets. Between 2013 and 2018 Seán wrote a sequence of four books on the aesthetics of sound, the most recent being Sound at the Edge of Perception (Palgrave).

Having worked as an actor in professional theatre for some years, he has written a number of works for the stage, including for the Salisbury Playhouse, Northampton Royal Theatre, and the Royal National Theatre. In the field of radio production he has been involved as a programme maker and presenter of documentary features, and is to be heard on BBC Radios 3 and 4. He holds an Emeritus Professorship at Bournemouth University.

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