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
Ken Kesey passed away on November 10, 2001 at the age of 66, of complications following surgery for a tumor on his liver.The following biographical sketch was written by Jason Reott several months before Kesey's death.Ken KeseyPerhaps Ken … [read more...]
A horn call sounded the start of the 50th anniversary celebration of Allen Ginsberg's first public reading of his masterpiece Howl, on this occasion, Oct. 7, 2005 at Skylight Books in Los Feliz Village in Los Angeles. "Howl" was read by a chorus of local … [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...]