About us

Hearing Eye is a small independent press established by John Rety and Susan Johns in 1987 with the publication of the pamphlet Cats’ Parnassus by John Heath-Stubbs. Since then, Hearing Eye has published over 200 books and pamphlets by new and established poets, ranging from selections of haiku to epic poems.

A new website is in the process of being constructed, only a few of our books have been uploaded to this temporary website. Please purchase books from Inpress or by post from Hearing Eye, 99 Torriano Avenue, London NW5 2RX. Cheques to Hearing Eye.

Hearing Eye is based at the Torriano Meeting House in Kentish Town, north London. The Meeting House has hosted weekly Sunday-evening poetry readings since the mid-1980s with a wide range of readers, including Dannie Abse, Les Murray and Mimi Khalvati. Many Hearing Eye books are written by poets who have read at the Meeting House, including many who have initially read a poem from the floor and, a couple of years later, have ended up having their first pamphlet published.