“Lennon is dead but McCartney survives.” A seven-minute rumination on fame, celebrity, the sterility of contemporary society, the necessity of authenticity and the costs of success. The reading starts out slow but the words are what count.
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 […]
WITH RUMORS RAMPANT of agents provocateurs throughout the land including in today’s literary scene, it’s a good time to post this standby poem from New Pop Lit‘s EIC, “The Mole.” IS the mole only an animal– or something more? Paranoid minds wish to know.
Brian Eckert returns to the New Pop Lit microphone with a reading about Empire. “Unholy Roman Empire.” But which Empire? In the past, present, or future? Or is Brian speaking about US? **** (Art: “The Consummation: The Course of Empire” by Thomas Cole.)
NEW POP LIT’s Open Mic returns with spoken word by hyper-talented high school student Fran-Claire Kenney— a short piece in which Ms. Kenney examines every style and variety of friendship. How many of these categories do you fit?
“swore to be an angel . . . forgot that my feet are still in the mud.” A swan, a lion, a rose, an angel, an eagle– there’s a lot going on in our new featured performance by A. J. Kaufmann. A. J., “a modern Polish poet, lyricist, composer, and musician,” tells us this poem, […]
TODAY we feature a spoken word short story by Fran-Claire Kenney, a talented high school student living near Philadelphia. The subject is topical– school shootings. Powerful stuff. Please listen to it.
New Pop Lit‘s Open Mic is back! After a brief hiatus during which our editors endured attacks, got married, and experienced other fun stuff, we return with another truly terrific poem by D.C. Miller. We’ve begun asking of late for the literary art to be reinvented. No one is doing this in the poetry realm […]
WITH debates about freedom of expression raging across the Internet, we thought we’d revive our New Pop Lit Open Mic performances– and do it with a recorded poem by D.C. Miller which might possibly offend listeners across the ideological spectrum. It’s in fact a terrific poem– albeit a strong and passionate one. Listen in:
IN LOOKING for a poem to celebrate the 4th, New Pop Lit‘s chief editor realized he’d recorded one himself. FYI: It’s a trifle sarcastic. To keep him away from the microphone, send us your own recorded verse! Rants, agonies, recitations, comedies, or other “spoken word.” To: newpoplitATgmailDOTcom. (NOTE: The opening to this poem is supposed to […]