The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.18.18

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“Words are but pictures of our thoughts.” John Dryden ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “THIS turtle is going to win the race” (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 …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.11.18

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“Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.” Louise Bogan ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “A Close Shave” (above) by featured artist Stephen VanderHaar Mad Swirl​ is mighty proud to introduce our newest visual artist, Stephen VanderHaar! Stephen brings us a collection of cartoons reeking of pure …

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2017

by on August 6, 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 : 08.04.18

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“What we play is life.” Louis Armstrong ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Irresistible Momentum of Attraction” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak It has been our pleasure to share the imaginatively twisted & constructed canvases from Resident Artist, Bill Wolak. This will finish his current streak as our featured artist. But don’t you worry, we’re lining up yet another bad …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 08.01.18

by on August 3, 2018 :: 0 comments

Back in November of ’04, we never imagined we’d be Swirl’n up the Mad mic all 13+ years later. But here we are! In these 13+ years we had us a few homes & all were mighty kind to us and each venue will have a very special place in our mad Mad hearts. But times directed us to get …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.28.18

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“Art is a habit-forming drug.” Marcel Duchamp ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Tightening Shadows” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak To see more of Bill’s crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we recalled past love from a lunar shove; we …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 08.01.18

by on July 23, 2018 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl & Swirve (with special guest Max Oepen) this 1st Wednesday of August (aka 08.01.18) at 8:00 SHARP as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our NEW mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ Regal Room at the Independent Bar & Kitchen! This month, besides breaking in the new digs, we will be showcasing the local and worldwide …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.21.18

by on July 22, 2018 :: 0 comments

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Unrestrained Abandon of Enigmatic Pleasures” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak To see more of Bill’s crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.14.18

by on July 15, 2018 :: 0 comments

“All art is erotic.” Gustav Klimt ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Wind’s Unfinished Kisses” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak To see more of Bill’s crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we dawned a day, put omens away; we lamented …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.07.18

by on July 8, 2018 :: 0 comments

“The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world.” Marc Chagall ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Exchange of Secrets” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak Mad Swirl welcomes back a fan favorite, Bill Wolak, whose symmetrical sometimes-not-so-subtly-sexual visuals always seem to leave us wanting more. Thankfully for us, Bill …