Ears is in three sections covering poems read, poems to music and birdsong.

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Two Videos on YouTube off the new album available at Bandcamp. Based on my daily journal, music by John Laidler. 

Poetry at first light – John Bennett

Earshot ABC RN Tuesday 16 February 2016,

In this conversation with Gretchen Miller, John walks us through his local forest reserve, Jagun, through which a creek runs, before it reaches the sea.
They talk about the birds, trees and landscape which his poetry obsessively documents.

Sunrise Deep Creek

Addendum 1 – Omissions / Amplifications
Addendum 2 – Texts of the poems read
Addendum 3 – Photographs from our time together.


I am posing with with festive balloons. Sue is cooking Xmas lunch (Ethel, the toughest chicken in Christendom) and Mick is reading. Photo by Dave Longbottom.

23 Dec. In search of an authentic Christian Christmas:

an epic two day journey across Pakistan in search of a drink

‘This is an emergency – I need to speak to someone.’ It was late in the morning of December 23 1978. I was in Rawalpindi on the phone to the British Embassy . . . MP3 HERE

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