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 […]
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?
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.
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.