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.
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 […]
More audio? YES! After involvement on other literary fronts we hear the drumbeat chant: “We want audio. We want audio!” So we have up-and-coming poet Adrian Ernesto Cepeda reciting a striking poem about two people, a car, cigarettes, a radio, matches– and moments. Listen to it more than once to catch all of it. […]
A poem about a poem? Today we have from Erin Knowles Chapman a reading of a poem which all poets who scribble and struggle and rip up pages should appreciate. Listen in.
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 […]
NO, this poem from hyper-talented poet Kristin Garth about someone drowning is NOT about Chappaquiddick. At least, we don’t think it is. We assume it’s not. It may-or-may-not be. It’s a terrific poem nevertheless.