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 […]
TODAY we have rare video of Philadelphia underground poetry legend Frank D. Walsh in a “Poets Beat Mines” performance (mines, not mimes) from approximately 12/17/2009. The venue is likely The Irish Times saloon at 2nd and Bainbridge in Philadelphia. Frank is accompanied by Miss Blake on mandolin, who reads some verse herself. This was in […]
Dan Nielsen is BACK! Gracing us with more of his unique word-Picasso art. Take a listen.
New Pop Lit editor Karl Wenclas steps up to the microphone with a reading of his poem, “Cleopatra or Lady Gaga?”
TODAY we feature one of the best spoken word performers in America, Damian Rucci, recorded LIVE on August 9, 2017 at Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey, performing “Everyone’s A Moderate Except When They’re Not.” Thanks to Damian for letting us post this.
OUR ONGOING Open Mic continues with this scintillating reading of several poems by dynamic spoken word star Dan Nielsen titled “A Rolling Stone.”
EXCLUSIVE! New Pop Lit has acquired a recording purporting to be of legendary Hollywood figure Katharine Hepburn reading a classic poem written by mysterious poet Blixa BelGrande. Talent upon talent! Is it for real? It’s definitely a real recording. Let us know what you think.