Established in May 2000 as a bookselling site specializing in collectible Beat Generation and small press poetry books, Empty Mirror soon morphed into a literary and arts site. In 2012, EM re-launched in weekly magazine format.
While EM still includes information on the Beats, we’ve now expanded the conversation to other types of literature, film, music, and art.
Denise Enck (she/her) is the founder and editor of Empty Mirror. Craig Enck occasionally assists.
In the 1990s and early 2000s they edited and published the literary journal Quicksilver, Ted Joans’ poetry collection WOW, and the Quicksilver broadside series (all Quartermoon Press), the literary journal The Lithic Review and the Nomad broadside series (both Prehistoric Press).
Denise’s poetry and visual art have appeared in a number of literary journals including The Cafe Review, Haight-Ashbury Literary Review, Indefinite Space, and Frank’s Home, and at McClure-Manzarek.com, but these days most of her creative energies are directed towards Empty Mirror.
Empty Mirror is based in Washington State’s northwest corner, just south of the Canadian border. Deer often roam the yard below the second-floor office window.
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