Watch Now – The Sound Recordist

Saturday, May 1, 2021

The Sound Recordist with Sean Street and Hannah Stone

The Sound Recordist is the latest poetry collection from Seán Street, a sequence of work based on a life’s work in radio and a fascinating insight into British broadcasting. Join Seán and poet and editor Hannah Stone to discuss sound, silence and the power of words in contemporary society. 

 

Seán Street has published nine previous full poetry collections. 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 WoWFest18Works 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). He has worked in radio for much of his life, writing and presenting features for BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4as 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.  

 

Hannah Stone is a poet, editor, reviewer and convenor of literary events based in Leeds. She holds degrees in English Literature and Language, Theology, and Creative Writing and is an alumna of the first cohort of MA in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity. She is the author of four volumes of poetry, and several collaborations, and has been extensively published in anthologies, print and online journals; has broadcast for national and local radio stations, and collaborates also with composers and visual artists. She edits Dream Catcher literary journal, convenes the poets/composers’ forum for the international Leeds Lieder festival, curates a monthly discussion with a gust poet (Nowt but Verse) for Leeds Library and comperes the monthly spoken word event Wordspace. Her most recent solo poetry collection Swn y Morloi  (2019) was the inaugural poetry pamphlet for Marsden-based Maytree Press, who have just published her most recent book, Reflections: A poet-theologian in Lockdown Leeds.

You can purchase a copy of the Sound Recordist from Maytree Press here

Maytree Press are a uniquely independent poetry publisher based in Marsden. As well as publishing both Sean & Hannah’s collections, they also play host to a number of poets and run the Three Trees Portfolio Award: a poetry competition dedicated to publishing new poetry collections. You can enter their 2021 competition here.  (Closing date for entries: 30th April)

You can also purchase copies of Sean & Hannah’s collections below, from our local independent bookstore News From Nowhere:

The Sound Recordist

Reflections

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