John M. Bennett Pod King (1992)
- Pod King – A (3:35)
- Pod King – B (4:50)
- Pod King – C (2:58)
- Pod King – D (7:45)
- Pod King – E (3:50)
- Pod King – F (1:45)
- Pod King – G (3:30)
- Uttered Thought Climatology (29:40)
John M. Bennett: voice, saxophone
Tom Furgas: Yamaha SY 55 keyboard
Dave Clark: keyboards, sampler (on #8)
Walter Drake: 12-string guitar, sampler (on #8)
Cassette released by Luna Bisonte Prods, Columbus, OH, 1992 (recorded 1990)
John M. Bennett (b1942) is a poet, visual poet and musician living in Columbus, Ohio. In 1974, he founded Luna Bisonte Prods, a small press releasing his own poetry and art, as well as other writers’ work. He has been publishing Lost and Found Times magazine since 1975. See his official website for more info [http://www.johnmbennett.net/]. He now works as curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, OH. In 2002, he exhibited some specimens from this collection during a show called An American Avantgarde: Second Wave. The 84pp catalog is a perfect introduction to the world of visual poetry and is available here as a PDF file [http://library.osu.edu/sites/rarebooks/avant/Avant2.pdf]. An accomplished saxophonist himself, Bennett has teamed with numerous US avantgarde musicians since the 1970s, releasing dozens of cassettes and CDs with adventurous partners, lately with the Be Blank Consort, a quartet of sound poets including Scott Helmes, Carlos Luis, and Kathy Ernst, performing with occasional guests.
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