Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Season 17, Episode 1: Pulp Poetry


Well met, Cromrades! We are beginning a brief jaunt into the weird world of pulp poetry this week, with a look at Robert E. Howard as a poet, and some of our favorite poems of his. We discuss what a poem even is, how we differentiate it from prose writing, and follow a hip-hop tangent down the well for a bit. We hope you enjoy the show! 


Frank Coffman's sonnet essay

The Dark Barbarian

 Barbara Barrett: Black Gate article - Robert E. Howard: The Poet and the Ladies of the Night

One Things

Luke: The Fisherman by John Langan

Jon: The Rest Is History Podcast

Josh: Barbarian and Nope

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Our episode is freely available on and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. Themes by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. Outro: Express Yourself by N.W.A. Music obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!