Mad Swirl Open Mic : 12.04.19

by on November 30, 2019 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl Open Mic THIS 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.04.19) at 8:00 SHARP as we swirl it up at once again at Top Ten Records! To kick things off, Chris Curiel’s Swirve (with special guest Carlos Salas on pocket operator & Clark Walker on skins) will start us off with some Mad musical grooves. After that, hosts Johnny O …

Some Mad Grats from our Mad Staff

by on November 28, 2019 :: 0 comments

It’s not so much what we have, it’s our freedom to have it that inspires us. We here at Mad Swirl receive great art, words, and verse which we, in turn, get to share with all of you, all around the world, every day. That makes us grateful and we choose this day to say, “Thanks!” mh clay, Poetry Editor …

Another Mad Review : Ode to a Drunken Muse

by on November 27, 2019 :: 0 comments

Ode to a Drunken Muse by Paul Hellweg Alien Buddha Press (March 3, 2019) Available at Amazon Ode to a Drunken Muse, published by Alien Buddha Press, is a collection of poems by Paul Hellweg. I love Hellweg’s play on the Keats odes, though we can expect that he has other ideas in mind than dancing around reciting verse with Greek boys. …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.23.19

by on November 24, 2019 :: 0 comments

“Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.” Paul Celan ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Untitled (from the series “Wiring Simplified”) ~ R. Keith To see ALL of R’s crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.16.19

by on November 17, 2019 :: 0 comments

“I’m always writing and reflecting on life. I want to suck it all in.” Jeff Buckley ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Untitled (from the series “Wiring Simplified”) ~ R. Keith To see ALL of R’s crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.09.19

by on November 10, 2019 :: 0 comments

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” Carl Sagan ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Untitled (from the series “Wiring Simplified”) ~ R. Keith This month we welcome back one of our favorites (though admittedly it’s hard to pick ‘favorites’ when it comes to the gallery), the great R. Keith. Combining a …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 11.06.19

by on November 8, 2019 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of November (aka 11.06.19) Mad Swirl once again whirled up our open mic madness! Once again we did our thang at the historic Top Ten Records! HUGE GRATS to them for opening their arms to us Mad ones & shout out to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up some googily madness! …

New Featured Artist : R. Keith

by on November 8, 2019 :: 0 comments

This month we welcome back one of our favorites (though admittedly it’s hard to pick ‘favorites’ when it comes to the gallery), the great R. Keith. Combining a variety of vintage pictures with ripped up text (captions?), these collages have a stark mystery to them that always captures our attention. We don’t quite know why and we don’t quite know how but R. …

Mad Swirl Merch Holidaze Sale

by on November 8, 2019 :: 0 comments

Extra! Extra! Read ALL about it! Mad Swirl Merch available just in time for the holidaze! The whole mad swirl of merch begins right here, at our online store! If you haven’t already got yourself some mad threads to sport, then you’ve come to the right post. We have Mens & Ladies tees in all sizes & even MORE colors. …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.02.19

by on November 3, 2019 :: 0 comments

“Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.” Walker Evans ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Amir ~ Mario Loprete This one concludes Mario’s feature Mad Swirl set. But don’t fret… we got another featured artist lined up for you to feast your eyes upon! Stay tuned… To see ALL of Mario’s mad-nificent works, as well as …