Poem: “Heaven Bound” by Alisha J. Prince

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 […]

“To Be or Not to Be”

A HAMLET SOLILOQUY Keys to Understanding Shakespeare: “Writing had been around for millennia and printing for centuries before people got used to thinking of written words as anything more than a preserved form of speech. Literature was dominated by plays and poetry, both of which had been developed for public performance rather than individual contemplation. […]

The King Wenclas Podcast: Episode Two

YES! Time for another podcast, with Karl “King” Wenclas and the house New Pop Lit cat! The topic? “Value of the Writer.” Discussed (or at least mentioned) are: Michelangelo, classical arts, cats, NFL quarterbacks, opera singers, Michael Jordan and Lebron James, rock n’ roll, the poetry community, Bob Hicok, the Harlem Renaissance, New Commisars, show […]

Poetry: “My Behaviour” by D.C. Miller

PRESENTING THE INDEFENSIBLE (Art: from “The Poet and the Angel” by Mario Eloy.) **** We will have to climb through seven hells to hear the angels weeping. TODAY we have a poem, on video, by a controversial figure who calls his behavior “indefensible on every level except the only one that matters.” A poet who’s […]

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 […]