Empty Mirror is built on the WordPress platform, using the powerful and versatile Genesis theme framework.
The site’s theme, Chuckanut, is a customized theme by Denise Enck, created specially for Empty Mirror.
Empty Mirror uses four fonts, all available at Google Fonts.
- EM’s site title is in Ultra, designed by Astigmatic.
- The headlines are in the Trocchi font which was created by the late typographer Vernon Adams and named for the Scottish novelist, Alexander Trocchi.
- The text font is Roboto, created by Christian Robertson.
- Steve Matteson’s Cousine is a monospace font, perfect to preserve formatting in some poems.
Empty Mirror is a Buddhist concept and also the title of Allen Ginsberg’s 1961 collection (read or download) of early poems. Empty Mirror takes its name from the book.