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.)
“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, […]