The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.20.19

by on April 21, 2019 :: 0 comments

“We’re all mad here.” Lewis Carroll ••• The Mad Gallery ••• A-E-I-O-UUUUUU ~ Sharon O’Callaghan Shero To see ALL of Sharon’s wonderful Wonderland snaps, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we picked up one with a shiny gun; we changed frantic …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 05.01.19

by on April 19, 2019 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of May (aka 05.01.19) at 8:00 SHARP when as we swirl up the mic at our mad mic-ness home, The Regal Room (located inside of Independent Bar & Kitchen in the heart of Deep Ellum)! This month, Mad Swirl Press will be officially launching our annual anthology, “The Best of Mad Swirl : v2018” This …

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2018

by on April 18, 2019 :: 0 comments

Get you your very own copy of “The Best of Mad Swirl : v2018” right HERE! Our 112 page anthology will feature 52 poets, 12 short fiction writers, and four artists whose works were presented on MadSwirl.com throughout 2018. We editors reviewed the entire year’s output to ensure this collection is truly “the best of Mad Swirl.” The works represent diverse voices and …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.13.19

by on April 14, 2019 :: 0 comments

“The gift of writing is to be self-forgetful, to get a surge of inner life or inner supply or unexpected sense of empowerment, to be afloat, to be out of yourself.” Seamus Heaney ••• The Mad Gallery ••• I Am He As You Are He As You Are Me and We Are All Together ~ Sharon O’Callaghan Shero Mad Swirl …

Featured Artist : Sharon O’Callaghan Shero

by on April 10, 2019 :: 0 comments

I Am He As You Are He As You Are Me and We Are All Together ~ Sharon O’Callaghan Shero Mad Swirl welcomes back one of our most favorite artists, Sharon O’Callaghan Shero, with photographs quite a bit different from the collection she brought to us previously. Despite a total 180º in color, concept and composition, this series of photos …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.06.19

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“To begin, begin.” William Wordsworth ••• The Mad Gallery ••• BFFs ~ Chuck Hatton With this one we close out Chuck’s reign as featured artist. However, we have a feeling there will be more mad works coming from this multi-talented artistè! To see ALL of Hatton’s mad satirically illustrated renditions, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad …

“Black Sparrow Dress” Available NOW

by on April 5, 2019 :: 0 comments

Black Sparrow Dress is available at Amazon.com for a fab deal of $20! (2 fer $40!) Shell freshly fractured. Soaking wet, chick wobble, cheep cheep cheep, every sparrow starts naked and bewildered. So does this collection. Then page by year by life experience; pinions form, feathers fluff to cover and warm. Wobble turns to wonder, storms weathered. Nest explored as …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 04.03.19

by on April 4, 2019 :: 0 comments

(photo courtesy of Rosie Lindsey Photography) This past 1st Wednesday of April (aka 04.03.19) Mad Swirl continued to whirl up our mic madness at our mad mic home deep in the heart of Deep Ellum… the Regal Room! This month, Mad Swirl Press officially launched, “Black Sparrow Dress” by Dallas poet and spoken word performer Opalina Salas with illustrations by …