The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.09.17

by on December 10, 2017 :: 0 comments

“The world has always gone forward when people have dared to have crazy ideas.” Gioconda Belli ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “untitled – (a4)” (above) by featured artist R. Keith. This months visual artist, R. Keith, brings us some trippy cryptic collages that surely caught our eye. The images and words Keith combines seem random while simultaneously thought-out in a …

New Featured Artist : R. Keith

by on December 9, 2017 :: 0 comments

This months visual artist, R. Keith, brings us some trippy cryptic collages that surely caught our eye. The images and words Keith combines seem random while simultaneously thought-out in a way that only our kind of mad man could ever accomplish! While simple in visuals, each piece has a lot going on. As they say, there’s more than meets the …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 12.06.17

by on December 7, 2017 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.06.17) Mad Swirl​ stirred it up again! As always, we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers and musicians. Here’s a shout out to all who warmed our cockles by gracing us with your words, your songs, your divine madness… Hosts: Johnny O MH Clay Music: Swirve Mad Mic Cast: …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.03.17

by on December 3, 2017 :: 0 comments

“Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.” Joseph Conrad ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Wide Naked” (above) by featured artist Mike Fiorito. To see more of Mike’s crazy collection of collages, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.25.17

by on November 26, 2017 :: 0 comments

“Let your mind alone, and see what happens.” Virgil Thomson The Kissed (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 experimented with texted sex (swiped right); we enumerated every …

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 …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 12.06.17

by on November 20, 2017 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.06.17) at 8:00 SHARP as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ City Tavern! Come on out, one & all… share in the Mad Swirl’n festivities, & if the spirit is movin’ ya get yourself a spot on our list. Come to …

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 …