Watercolors by Yen Yen • Empty Mirror

My work is an imaginary world that starts from my obsession with food, especially sweets. Growing up in Taiwan, I remember going to supermarkets and bakeries with my parents and longing for all the colorful and eye-catching sweets and buttery pastries. I find it curious that even they don’t always taste as good as they…

geographies by Mark Young • Empty Mirror

The visual geographies are manipulated art works, sometimes derived from the actual place named, sometimes not. They’re aligned with the text poetry produced under the same umbrella title, but reference Australia rather than the rest of the world, & are less concerned with depicting “some essential weirdness of the ‘global’ info-capitalist culture we’re all trying…

Eight found-word collage poems by J.I. Kleinberg

These visual poems are from an ongoing series of collages (1900+) built from phrases created unintentionally through the accident of magazine page design. Each contiguous fragment of text (roughly the equivalent of a poetic line) is entirely removed from its original sense and syntax. The text is not altered (except for the occasional deletion of…

Two poems by Risa Denenberg

fossil view / credit: deOn Becoming a Geode I left high school pregnant, tiny pebble in the chaotic boot of the sixties. Banished for smallminded things— skipping class, protesting war, French kissing in the girls’ room. It was all so very polite and meaningless.Stuff your leather jacket, your sandals, your poetry books.We’re not interested. In…