Ask for lights and bells. / Learn to cross your hands, / to taste the cold air / of metals and of cliffs.A Spanish poet and playwright associated with avant-garde surrealism, Federico García Lorca was born on June 5, 1898, near Granada, Spain. He … [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.
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Essays & Reviews
When I woke up this morning in Nashville, I checked, as I routinely do, The Guardian, The New Yorker, and The Times. When I went to the coffee shop next to my apartment, I encountered more people from elsewhere than from here; my best friend is in … [Read More...]
The Beat Generation
There are still a few odd jottings and stray scribbles from the pen of Jack Kerouac – elusive bits and bobs published during the author’s lifetime – that remain unrecorded in bibliographies and/or uncollected in compilations of his writings. Admittedly, … [read more...]
Wait Till I'm Dead: Uncollected Poems by Allen Ginsberg (Bill Morgan, ed.) / Grove Press / hardcoverWhen I first heard about this book of uncollected poems by Allen Ginsberg, I imagined a slim volume of "b-sides" that would be "for the … [read more...]