“To Be or Not to Be”

A HAMLET SOLILOQUY Keys to Understanding Shakespeare: “Writing had been around for millennia and printing for centuries before people got used to thinking of written words as anything more than a preserved form of speech. Literature was dominated by plays and poetry, both of which had been developed for public performance rather than individual contemplation. […]

The King Wenclas Popcast: Episode Three

New Pop Lit‘s Editor-In-Chief returns with a short editorial/rant about what this animal called “Pop Lit” is all about. We’re mad literary scientists, out to create not monsters, but ART as shocking and powerful as any man-made creature which can be imagined. . . .

Spoken Word: “Chaos and the Cosmos” by Monty Milne

Today we have stepping up to the microphone Monty Milne, who describes himself as “a Poet, author, and lyricist who hails from the blue skies and still waters of Port Providence, PA.” Monty reads an intriguing piece titled “Chaos and the Cosmos”: a short rumination on “beer and cigarettes and television sets, to keep boredom at […]

The King Wenclas Podcast: Episode Two

YES! Time for another podcast, with Karl “King” Wenclas and the house New Pop Lit cat! The topic? “Value of the Writer.” Discussed (or at least mentioned) are: Michelangelo, classical arts, cats, NFL quarterbacks, opera singers, Michael Jordan and Lebron James, rock n’ roll, the poetry community, Bob Hicok, the Harlem Renaissance, New Commisars, show […]

The King Wenclas Podcast: Episode One

Misplaced notes; lost talking points; a lurking cat whining in the background– the initial episode of The King Wenclas Podcast began inauspiciously. But listen in anyway. You might enjoy it. (Photo: Statue in Prague of guy who may or may not be a distant relative of New Pop Lit‘s Karl Wenclas.)

Poetry: “My Behaviour” by D.C. Miller

PRESENTING THE INDEFENSIBLE (Art: from “The Poet and the Angel” by Mario Eloy.) **** We will have to climb through seven hells to hear the angels weeping. TODAY we have a poem, on video, by a controversial figure who calls his behavior “indefensible on every level except the only one that matters.” A poet who’s […]