Thursday, July 23, 2015

Detroit Scoops New York!


No, we won't apologize for scoring a minor coup in running with a story that vaunted New York media won't touch.

Read about the matter here.

Note our questions to award-winning writer John Colapinto. He responds with honest opinions rare from one who works at the heart of literary power. You'll not read a stronger interview anywhere.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Street Art and Street Lit

WHY do we sympathize with street artist Shepard Fairey?

Maybe because NEW POP LIT (like its predecessor, the Underground Literary Alliance), was founded by street writers. NPL's current editor has existed by choice OUTSIDE the well-regulated world of letters as long as he's been writing. Via street pamphlets, newsletters, zines, and ebooks. New ideas in any art come first from beneath or outside institutional offices. Innovators don't do business-as-usual. They break the rules.

Right now, Detroit NEEDS its street art-- which adds color and beauty to an ocean of decay and ruin.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Pop Lit Celebrates Baseball!

We're pleased to announce that, to celebrate baseball, NEW POP LIT is beginning a week of celebrating baseball!

We begin this "baseball festival" with a new featured story by Tom Tolnay,
"Baseball Is Truth, Truth Is Baseball."

BUT, to cover the Detroit angle (NEW POP LIT is based mainly in Detroit) we've set up a poll asking, WHICH was the best-ever Detroit Tigers baseball team? Its four World Series championship years are the choices. Be sure to VOTE on the right-hand side of this page.

Thanks! Enjoy the celebration.