As a writer, I relish the occasional night of ritualistic storytelling. Nights where it becomes a sport, sat around bars, campfires, or kitchen tables; exchanging stories of where you've been and what you've seen with friends family and the occasional … [Read More...]
NEW AT EMPTY MIRROR
Empty Mirror, established in 2000, is an online-only literary and arts magazine. Our focus is on poetry, essays, reviews, interviews, literary fiction, and art. Oh, and we have a soft spot for the Beat Generation writers, too.
New content is published several times a week and we accept submissions continually.
We hope you enjoy exploring Empty Mirror!
Essays & Reviews
Hemingway praised Paris as “a movable feast.” Henry James, in his preface to the 1903 edition of The Ambassadors, described a cliché that may or may not be true. He said “the moral scheme breaks down in Paris” and that “hundreds of thousands of…persons … [Read More...]
The Beat Generation
Kill Your Darlings dramatizes an actual event that took place in 1944, as the writers who would later be identified with the Beat Generation became embroiled in a murder that made headlines.While attending Columbia University, Allen Ginsberg became … [read more...]
When Charlie Parker died, Ted Joans coined the phrase 'BIRD LIVES' and wrote it in chalk or charcoal on walls. Laura Corsiglia suggests that we remember Ted in the same way:GRAB SOME SIDEWALK CHALK OR CHARCOAL AND WRITE "TED JOANS LIVES" EVERYWHERE YOU … [read more...]
Artist's statement: I proclaim the freedom of abstract art to be self-referential. To be a joyous play of form and color, rhythm is at the heart of my compositions, the pulse which is hidden there, reflects the living pulse of my heart and the workings of … [Read More...]