CONCLUSIONS OR DELUSIONS?
(Painting c/o wikipedia commons, “outsider art.”)
2018 was a challenging year, as we injected ourselves, on several occasions, wisely or unwisely, into debates in defense of free expression and of truth.
A score of posts at this blog were devoted to our investigation of the Junot Diaz Controversy. See one of our reports here.
We also came out publicly in opposition to the depublishing of poets in response to pressure by what I called “Poetry Cops.” One of our reports on that matter is here. In this post we asked the question, “Is American literature becoming a censorship horror show?” As of this writing it remains an open question.
AMID the noise, we found time to present some of the best fiction and poetry found anywhere, from present and future literary luminaries and of all kinds and styles. Examine them and their work at our Features line-up here.
OUR own highlight at this blog and in our lives in 2018 was this trip back up to northern Michigan’s Hemingway country, this time for distinctly personal reasons.
What’s in store for New Pop Lit for 2019?
More new fiction and poetry,
We’ll attempt to reinvent the short story. That’s all.
-Karl Wenclas, New Pop Lit News