The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.30.20

by on May 31, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” Walt Whitman ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Rejection at the altar” – Darrell Black To see all of Darrell’s mixed-media “Definism” canvases, as well as our other featured artists (50 in all!), at Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 06.03.20

by on May 24, 2020 :: 0 comments

THIS 1st Wednesday of the June (aka 06.03.20), Mad Swirl Open Mic will once again whirl up the Swirl VIRTUALLY and get the mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! We have technology & social media on our side and we are gonna maximize it! Starting at 7:30pm (CST), join hosts Johnny O & MH Clay, along with …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.23.20

by on May 24, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Gotta head full of ideas that are driving me insane…” Bob Dylan ••• The Mad Gallery ••• a reallly bad trip – Darrell Black To see all of Darrell’s mixed-media “Definism” canvases, as well as our other featured artists (50 in all!), at Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2019

by on May 20, 2020 :: 0 comments

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! The Best of Mad Swirl : v2019 is available right HERE! •••> For a limited time, get the whole “Best of Mad Swirl” collection (v2017-v2019) for $45! <••• On 04.20.20 we Swirlers did a virtual LIVE launch of this Mad-tastic collection. It went something like this: Mad Swirl’s 108-page anthology features 52 poets, 12 …

Another Mad Review: Escape from Planet Crouton

by on May 19, 2020 :: 0 comments

Escape from Planet Crouton by Wayne F. Burke LUCHADOR Press (December 24, 2019) Available at Amazon Since we run in some of the same writing circles, I’ve known and loved Wayne F. Burke’s poetry for several years now. To my ears, Burke’s poems tell very American stories. They read like Merle Haggard and John Prine songs, briefly told and with …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.16.20

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“The moment of change is the only poem.” Adrienne Rich ••• The Mad Gallery ••• The wanderer – Darrell Black Mad Swirl welcomes Darrell Black, our newest visual artist all the way from Frankfurt, Germany (via Brooklyn) with some mixed media that he defines as ‘Definism’ art or: an optical sort of illusion portraying the vast and complicated nature of …

New Featured Artist : Darrell Black

by on May 16, 2020 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl welcomes Darrell Black, our newest visual artist all the way from Frankfurt, Germany (via Brooklyn) with some mixed media that he defines as ‘Definism’ art or: an optical sort of illusion portraying the vast and complicated nature of the human experience. If the definition of Definism alone doesn’t definitely tell you that Darrell was destined for the Mad Swirl visual feature …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.09.20

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“He who cannot howl will not find his pack.” Charles Simic ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Moondust Front – Sharron Ott It’s been an honor featuring Sharron’s moody mixed-media canvases, but as with all good things… Stay tuned next week for our next featured artist! Until then, see all of Sharron’s moody mixed-media mad collages, as well as our other …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 05.06.20

by on May 7, 2020 :: 0 comments

If you tuned in to Mad Swirl Open Mic​ this past 1st Wednesday (aka 05.06.20), Mad Swirl Open Mic once again virtually whirled up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! We beamed our cyber line-up straight out into the wide world of webs & straight to your screens. HUGE grats to …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.02.20

by on May 3, 2020 :: 0 comments

“The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.” Novalis ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Behold The Duke! – Sharron Ott To see all of Sharron’s moody mixed-media mad collages, as well as our other featured artists (48 in all!), visit Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… …