For Steve Dalachinsky, Ira Cohen, and Ronnie Burk • Empty Mirror

recall / credit: emI am reading Lundkvist’s dreams       when he was in               a coma                   for two months when Valery       calls          to tell me               that Dalachinksy                        is in                          a coma           brain dead                 but breathing this has happened before it will happen                   again life invades poetry the transfusion        suppurates     across the page red beacons    blue beacons I stop…

visual poetry by hiromi suzuki • Empty Mirror

We can see the lights in the distance. Through the thin papers coated with Linseed oil. The Lumière brothers said, “The cinema is an invention without any future”. The cine projector continues to emit the “Lumière” behind the scenes. hiromi suzukihiromi suzuki is a poet, novelist and artist living in Tokyo, Japan. She is the…

Andrea Burgay • Empty Mirror

My work elevates the overlooked and the mundane through a process of cutting, reconfiguring and unifying a variety of handmade, found and discarded materials. Using paper ephemera whose original relevance has been lost or abandoned, I integrate the past histories of these objects into the present. Their disintegration and decay speak of the passage of…

Three poems by Bailey Grey • Empty Mirror

the beach approach / credit: dereflections by naming an ocean / we shrink it / it gains sharp edges and an orientation / (who decided that north means up?) we are like reflections in spoons / (cotton balls and lighters) really each ocean intertwines with another / together they shoutno / that was not just…

On Empty Mirror’s First Twenty Years

On December 30, 1999 I left my last day as a retail store manager, and I never looked back. I’d worked in and managed bookstores and wanted to open my own. I’d been collecting out-of-print, signed, poetry, Beat Generation and art books books with an eye toward opening an online bookstore, and now the time…

Remembering Vincent Zangrillo • Empty Mirror

Last week when I logged into Facebook, I was saddened to see the post below, posted by Sensitive Skin. Vincent was a writer who attended The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, where he studied with Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs. Later on, he and Corso were roommates…

Read The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! by Miah Jeffra With Multiple Browser Tabs Open — a review by Laura Eppinger • Empty Mirror

The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! by Miah Jeffra / Sibling Rivalry Press / 978-1-943977-73-4 / 140 pages / March 20, 2020 An ekphrastic piece of writing responds to a work of art–usually one completely separate from the writer. Miah Jeffra’s The Fabulous Fantastic Ekphrastic! is a collection of ekphrastic nonfiction, with pieces in response to other…

Read The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! by Miah Jeffra With Multiple Browser Tabs Open — a review by Laura Eppinger • Empty Mirror

The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! by Miah Jeffra / Sibling Rivalry Press / 978-1-943977-73-4 / 140 pages / March 20, 2020 An ekphrastic piece of writing responds to a work of art–usually one completely separate from the writer. Miah Jeffra’s The Fabulous Fantastic Ekphrastic! is a collection of ekphrastic nonfiction, with pieces in response to other…