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.)
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, […]
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 […]
TODAY at New Pop Lit‘s Open Mic we have sci-fi author Robin Wyatt Dunn himself reading an excerpt from his new novel, This isn’t one of the stories I remember. Robin’s writing is speculative and dreamlike, a tad out there– it takes the reader to another existence. Or in this case, the listener. Sit back […]
SOMEHOW an escaped crazy person has made it to the New Pop Lit “Open Mic” microphone. Help! Actually, it’s only mysterious writer D.C. Miller (who has placed some terrific fiction with us). Listen while you can– before authorities close the show!
Dan Nielsen returns!– this time with the beautiful voice of Georgia Bellas. Georgia reads Dan’s FIVES to improvised electronic music recorded in their Sunporch Studio. They’re partners in a project called Sugar Whiskey. Worth a look.
TODAY we have a short but powerful poem by a fairly new poet who knocks it, with spoken word, out of the park. “Kristins” by Kristin Garth. Guaranteed we haven’t heard the last of her. (We plan to have Kristin back soon at the New Pop Lit Open Mic microphone.) Listen in: (Painting: “Nightmare” by […]
TONIGHT Detroit-area poet Erin Knowles Chapman steps to the microphone with a stellar performance of her own poem, “Gutter Ball.” Is it just about bowling? Take a listen. (Public domain spin art by “Kungfuman.”)
“Pioneers came west–” TODAY we have spoken word from Brian Eckert, one of the best new writers on the scene. Brian normally writes fiction– we have a terrific story of his upcoming– but he also writes striking poetry. In this case, a poem with words which provoke visual images– of Denver, and “western sky.” “Drive […]