Actor, director, and artist Dennis Hopper staged performances of British poet Rudyard Kipling's "If" throughout his career. In Kipling's original poem, the voice is that of a father offering prudent advice to the son on how to be a man and remain focused … [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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Essays & Reviews
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...]
The Beat Generation
Jim Haynes: Ted Joans and I have been close friends and associates since our first meeting in Edinburgh in 1960. He stayed in my home in Edinburgh, later in London and often in Paris. I launched my kitchen-table publishing house, Handshake Editions, to … [read more...]
Bob Kaufman, known in France as the American Rimbaud, was one of the original Beat poets to come out of the Fifties. He is rightfully regarded as one of the most influential black poets of his era, but his poetry transcends any race identification. In … [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...]