Two poems by Katherine Fallon • Empty Mirror

in back / credit: deMeet Cute Summer an anti-shadow, diamond-bladed, and you, the soft-bodied starfish, the bell, a slim book to be opened. Patience, profusion. Nothing less than a pageant: caught breath and the current, pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling. Barn Sour I dig my heels in and wish for spurs: she must…

Nine collages by allison anne • Empty Mirror

About allison anneallison anne is a queer, non-binary collagist, mixed media artist + graphic designer living in minneapolis. their work is the result of years of self-directed experimentation with many mediums, but explorations with collage in the past several years have become their focus — particularly as a way to explore creativity, trauma and mental…

Heathcote Williams by Jay Jeff Jones • Empty Mirror

Heathcote Williams at 217a Westbourne Park Road (undated) – photo by Jay Jeff JonesHeathcote Williams (1941-2017) was an English poet, playwright, actor, and visionary anarchist. He authored the bestselling, investigative book-length poems Whale Nation, Sacred Elephant, and Autogeddon, numerous idiosyncratic plays and appeared in many feature films, including The Tempest, Wish You Were Here, Little…

A Conversation with Risa Denenberg

Risa Denenberg is a Pacific Northwest poet and publisher. We met during her launch of slight faith at Imprint Books in Port Townsend, Washington. She slipped a free copy into my hands, her asymmetrical haircut framing her sly smile. I immediately began to follow her work, discovering again and again the words of a woman…

Visual poetry by Sheila E. Murphy

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Two poems by Joanna Cleary

that afternoon / credit: deI Cook Us Beets I cook us beets, using the red to smear your teeth with love. This poem will not be long. I make us beets, pulling them apart like convex and ashamed little hearts. You are yearned for most when you are saturated. Last night, I split open my…

Certain People by Lita Kenyon

Lita Kenyon’s mixed media pieces offer hints at humanity translated through persistent, abstract shapes. Living and working in Tacoma, WA near Seattle, collage and drawing is a search for form and how to make forms with an element of surprise becalming the inexplicable, urgent and awkward. With a keen interest in process, particularly the process…