There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all. —Oscar WildeI’ve found it true in personal experience that being a target of life-threatening violence strips away everything that isn’t … [Read More...]
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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.
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The Beat Generation
Colin Wilson read this extraordinary book at a single sitting. He can’t have been an exception. Malcolm McNeill’s Observed While Falling: Bill Burroughs, Ah Pook and Me sweeps you up into a multi-layered adventure that presses almost every button: it’s … [read more...]
Although William Wordsworth once stated that he was “not a critic” and, in fact, “set little value upon the art” (Leitch 556), in his “Preface to Lyrical Ballads” he nevertheless proposed and discussed several controversial ideas that would become key … [read more...]
Artist's statement: Humankind seeks out meaning to overcome the fear of the unknown. When meaning is unable to be found we fabricate our own. Through the invention of my creation myth I examine how humankind searches and contrives truth. In my drawings I … [Read More...]
Artist's statement: These are an experiment but I think I like it and will develop it more. They have a lasting and calming effect I think. Each is oil on canvas, about 18 x 24 inches. … [Read More...]
What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with the Writing Life / Gary Soto / Sasquatch Books / 978-1570618741 / 208 pagesWhat Poets Are Like: Up and Down with the Writing Life collects sixty short essays by Gary Soto. Soto is an acclaimed American poet, as … [Read More...]
Beatitude Golden Anniversary 1959-2009 / Edited by Latif Harris and Neeli Cherkovski / Latif Harris / San Francisco /2009Beatitude magazine came into existence in 1959, in San Francisco's North Beach, the brainchild of Bob Kaufman, Allen Ginsberg and … [Read More...]