NEW POP LIT’S OPEN MIC RETURNS — with a performance of a striking poem by an exciting new DIY talent from London, UK, Alisha J. Prince. Crimson chaos fills the gapsInside the council pavement slabsAnd torn and savaged pizza boxesRats and bats and cats and foxes The poem is called “Heaven Bound” and carries a […]
Today we have stepping up to the microphone Monty Milne, who describes himself as “a Poet, author, and lyricist who hails from the blue skies and still waters of Port Providence, PA.” Monty reads an intriguing piece titled “Chaos and the Cosmos”: a short rumination on “beer and cigarettes and television sets, to keep boredom at […]
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.)
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 […]
NEXT UP at the microphone is widely-published Ohio poet James Croal Jackson, with a knowing poem about an experience on a television game show. What could be better! (We’ll feature three of J.C. Jackson’s poems at our main site— next month!)
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.