Another Mad Review: MACHINE OF ALMOSTING

by on November 22, 2017 :: 0 comments

MACHINE OF ALMOSTING POETRY: 1993-2016 By Paul Sexton Poeticus Mundi Publishing Arlington, TX 2017 23 years represents one-third of a man’s lifespan here in the great state of Texas. One third of any life represents a lot of growth and change, peppered with bits of joy and pain. One third of a poet’s life, lived in space and on the …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.18.17

by on November 19, 2017 :: 0 comments

“Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.” Jacques Maritain Cray (above) by featured artist Mike Fiorito. To see more of Mike’s colorfully crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we blinked …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.11.17

by on November 12, 2017 :: 0 comments

“The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.” Auguste Rodin Stricken (above) by featured artist Mike Fiorito. To see more of Mike’s colorfully crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.04.17

by on November 5, 2017 :: 0 comments

“When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.” Robert Mapplethorpe ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Bottled Jelly (above) by featured artist Mike Fiorito. To see more of Mike’s colorfully crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 11.01.17

by on November 3, 2017 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of November (aka 11.01.17) Mad Swirl stirred it up once again, this time celebratin’ our 13th year of doing so! Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with your words, your songs, your jokes AND your divine madness… Hosts: Johnny O MH Clay Music: Swirve Mad Mic Cast: Chris Zimmerly Opalina Salas Matthew “Chigger” …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.28.17

by on October 29, 2017 :: 0 comments

“But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given…” Ian Hamilton Finlay ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Unbeknownst” (above) by featured artist Mike Fiorito. Mike Fiorito once again brings us a collection of collages that our eyes feel happy looking at. Fiorito’s works of dark, warm …

Returning Featured Artist: Mike Fiorito

by on October 26, 2017 :: 0 comments

Mike Fiorito once again brings us a collection of collages that our eyes feel happy looking at. Fiorito’s works of dark, warm hues are quite the treat. Sometimes sexual, sometimes spiritual and sometimes a little bit of both – which mean you can guess why we dig it the most! And we’re bettin’ you will too. Get your view here!

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 11.01.17

by on October 23, 2017 :: 0 comments

‘t’was a dark & cold November night in the year ’04 when Mad Swirl first hosted our 1st Wednesday Open Mic… and here we are, 13 years later, still stirrin’, still swirlin’ & still Mad! Got a chill? We do too! And that’s why we think you should join Mad Swirl & Swirve (with special guest Hanzu) this 1st Wednesday …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.21.17

by on October 22, 2017 :: 0 comments

“The only people for me are the mad ones: the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who… burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles.” Jack Kerouac ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Nakedness That Awakens the Wind” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.14.17

by on October 15, 2017 :: 0 comments

“To destroy is always the first step in any creation.” e. e. cummings ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Flashback of a Recurrent Hallucination” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s twisted illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… …