About Empty Mirror Literary & Arts Magazine

Established in 2000 as a bookselling site specializing in collectible Beat Generation and small press poetry books, over the past decade, EM has morphed into an online arts magazine. In early 2012, we re-launched the revitalized site in a fresh format.

We still love the Beats and poetry, but also have expanded the conversation to other types of literature, film, music, and art.

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The Editor

Denise is owner & editor-in-chief of Empty Mirror. She also writes for, designs and maintains the site. (Occasionally others assist.)

Her day job is as owner of Quanta Webdesign for the Arts, where she builds websites for writers (including some of the Beats), other creative people and small businesses, and offers social media, SEO and web hosting services.

For over 30 years she has been an enthusiastic reader & serious collector of Beat Generation & small-press poetry books, and a lover of the arts.

In the 1990s and early 2000s, Denise edited and published Quicksilver / Quartermoon Press, The Lithic Review / Preshistoric Press, and the Quicksilver Broadside Series.

EM is based in northwest Washington state, USA

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