The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.17.20

by on October 18, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain.” Childe Hassam apricity – Patty Paine See all of Patty’s neat beat collages and trippy digital works, as well as our other former featured artists (50 in total) at Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s …

Another Mad Review: Words for Things Left Unsaid

by on October 14, 2020 :: 0 comments

Words for Things Left Unsaid by Ethan Goffman Kelsay Books (March 7, 2020) Available at Amazon What stands out almost immediately about Ethan Goffman’s poetry collection Words for Things Left Unsaid, is that his poems often read like speculative fiction, asking what-if questions about reality, science, and history. In one of the opening poems, “Taxonomy of History,” Goffman writes: There …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.10.20

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“When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind.” John Lennon apricity – Patty Paine See all of Patty’s neat beat collages and trippy digital works, as well as our other former featured artists (50 in total) at Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we honked a …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 10.07.20

by on October 8, 2020 :: 0 comments

If you tuned in to Mad Swirl Open Mic​ this past 1st Wednesday (aka 10.07.20), Mad Swirl Open Mic once again virtually whirled up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! This month we featured the works of our dearly departed Mad brother, Rob Dyer (& David Parham). The following poets shared Mad memories …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.03.20

by on October 4, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” Gore Vidal You know how it goes – Patty Paine See all of Patty’s neat beat collages and trippy digital works, as well as our other former featured artists (50 in total) at Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 10.07.20

by on September 30, 2020 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl Open Mic THIS 1st Wednesday of the October (aka 10.07.20), as we once again whirl up the Swirl VIRTUALLY, opening the mic for all you Mad ones out there! Maximizing the powers of technology & broadcasting from Big D & blastin’ off into the interwebs! Starting at 7:30pm (CST), join hosts Johnny O & MH Clay, along …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.26.20

by on September 27, 2020 :: 0 comments

“The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.” Henri Frederic Amiel Pulse – Patty Paine Mad Swirl welcomes a new artist Patty Paine to the Mad Gallery with some neat beat collages and trippy digital works. Patty is a bit of a multi-talented mad (wo)man but these works especially interest us. There is a certain collected chaos to …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.19.20

by on September 20, 2020 :: 0 comments

Some of you here on FB knew him as David Parham. I first knew him as Rob Dyer. Whatever name you knew him by, as cliché as it is, to know him was to love him. He was easy with his contagious laugh, sharp with his brilliant mind, a true blue-eyed soul and one of the best poets and writers …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.12.20

by on September 13, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love.” Robert Indiana ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Litany of Deceptions” – Bill Wolak With this one we say “‘til we again” for Bill’s feature run. But don’t you fret, stay tuned for our next featured artist coming soon! See all of Bill’s wild and hallucinated canvases, as well …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.05.20

by on September 6, 2020 :: 0 comments

“The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself.” Caspar David Friedrich ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Surprised by Melting Eyelids” – Bill Wolak See all of Bill’s wild and hallucinated canvases, as well as our other former featured artists (50 in total) at Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The …