New Featured Artist : Dan Rodriguez

by on September 20, 2018 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl is mighty proud to feature photographer, Dan Rodriguez. Dan has been a big part of our Swirl world for years, capturing the swirlin’ scene at our monthly open mic (see hundreds of his open mic pics here). What we never knew was that Dan started out as a medical photographer. Now it all makes sense… his shots are so …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.15.18

by on September 16, 2018 :: 2 comments

“Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb” Jean Arp ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Rodeo Diver” (above) by featured artist Stephen VanderHaar To see ALL of Stephen’s innocently twisted & mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.08.18

by on September 9, 2018 :: 0 comments

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.” Ralph Hodgson ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Walrus performing his morning ablutions” (above) by featured artist Stephen VanderHaar To see ALL of Stephen’s innocently twisted & mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 09.05.18

by on September 6, 2018 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of September (aka 09.05.18) Mad Swirl continued to whirl up our mic madness at our NEW mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ Regal Room (at the Independent Bar & Kitchen)! HUGE GRATS to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up a mighty fine night! Here’s a shout out to all who graced …

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2017

by on September 3, 2018 :: 2 comments

Get you your very own copy of “The Best of Mad Swirl : v2017” right HERE! The Best of Mad Swirl : v2017 is an anthology featuring 52 poets, 12 short fiction writers, and four artists whose works were presented on MadSwirl.com throughout 2017. We editors reviewed the entire year’s output to ensure this collection is truly “the best of Mad …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.01.18

by on September 2, 2018 :: 0 comments

“One thing that I do ask myself when I’m in the creative process is, ‘Does the world need this?’” John Zorn ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The hyena comic slays his audience” (above) by featured artist Stephen VanderHaar To see ALL of Stephen’s innocently twisted & mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• …