The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.30.16

by on July 30, 2016 :: 0 comments

“The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.” ~ Henry Moore ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “ballpointpen14x23cmssept3-2015” (above) by featured artist Norman Olson. To see more of Norman’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• (due …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 08.03.16

by on July 26, 2016 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of August (aka 08.03.16) at 8:00 SHARP as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our NEW mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ badass City Tavern! This month we will be featuring Why Ohh You! (aka YOU!) Oh, and we’ll also be debuting our swirliness on a new stage. Come and witness …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.23.16

by on July 23, 2016 :: 0 comments

“At the typewriter you find out who you are.” ~ Tom Robbins ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “ballpointpen12x20cmsdecember10-2015” (above) by featured artist Norman Olson. To see more of Norman’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we prayed for words …

This Increasing Expanse of the Swirliverse

by on July 18, 2016 :: 0 comments

Greetings, Mad Friends! I’d like to share a few remarks on recent growth here at Mad Swirl. Our creative conspiracy of Contributing Poets has reached over 130 poets in number with more coming soon. Our poets come from all over the world. You’ll see 4 new Contributing Poets and 2 returning Contributors in just the next three weeks. Here are …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.16.16

by on July 16, 2016 :: 0 comments

“I try for a poetic language that says, This is who we are, where we have been, where we are. This is where we must go. And this is what we must do.” ~ Mari Evans ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “ink5x7inches1-17-2016” (above) by featured artist Norman Olson. To see more of Norman’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.09.16

by on July 9, 2016 :: 0 comments

“In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see, each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep, serious way.” ~ June Jordan ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “ballpointpen14x22cmsoct9-2015” (above) by featured artist Norman Olson. Mad Swirl’s newest featured artist is just what you would expect for us …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 07.06.16

by on July 8, 2016 :: 0 comments

All we gots’ta say about this past 1st Wednesday is Awww! OK, we have a LOT more words to share, what with ALL the poets & musicians and pics & links & tags & whatnot’s we gots… A HUGE shout-out to our feature, loco local poet, artist, and all-around mad man, Sean “Ta2” Buttram, who brought his poetic & Brain-iac …

Stand United or Fall Divided

by on July 8, 2016 :: 2 comments

I have shied away from speaking up much on hate-crime for a while now, for fear of coming off as ignorant as I feel. This is sensitive – breathing life is miraculous, murder is serious, and I AM ignorant. Not because I don’t care, but because I haven’t had to, it hasn’t been personal – me or mine at the …

New Featured Artist : Norman Olson

by on July 3, 2016 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl’s newest featured artist is just what you would expect for us to love – a multi-talented madman! But Norman Olson brings a lot more than what one might expect from with his inky illustrations. With his almost comic-book styled drawings, we can’t help but feel he’s telling a story here – one of those stories where you’re still …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.02.16

by on July 2, 2016 :: 0 comments

“Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.” ~ Hermann Hesse ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “To the Queen” (above) by featured artist Fabrice Poussin. To see more of Fabrice’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last …