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.)

Poem: “Raincoat” by A. J. Kaufmann

“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, […]

Poem: “Star-Spangled Poet” by Karl Wenclas

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 […]

Novel Excerpt from Robin Dunn

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 […]

Poem: “Kristins” by Kristin Garth

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 […]