The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.14.18

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“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

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“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 …

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2017

by on July 5, 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 …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 08.01.18

by on July 4, 2018 :: 0 comments

JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED THE MAD MEMO: Mad Swirl will be taking July’s 1st Wednesday off to celebrate ‘murica! Starting August 1st, Mad Swirl’s new home will be at the Regal Room in Deep Ellum! We sure are gonna miss our former home, City Tavern. ‘Twas a good two year run there but due to space limitations with their new …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.30.18

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“The voice of passion is better than the voice of reason. The passionless cannot change history.” Czeslaw Milosz ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Nuclear Family” (above) by featured artist Elvin Armando It’s been quite a great run featuring Elvin Armando’s madly macabre canvases! This one will finish his streak as our featured artist. But don’t you worry, we’ve lined up …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.23.18

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“I love art, and it plays a huge role in my life. It’s definitely one of my greatest joys..” Jandy Nelson ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “I am the lamb” (above) by featured artist Elvin Armando To see more of Elvin’s macabre canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.16.18

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“He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.” M. C. Escher ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Metamorphosis” (above) by featured artist Elvin Armando To see more of Elvin’s macabre canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we doctored away a night …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.09.18

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“I hope to live all my life for my art…” Gustave Courbet ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “I’m Her Only Witness” (above) by featured artist Elvin Armando To see more of Elvin’s macabre canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we gained appreciation …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 06.06.18

by on June 7, 2018 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of June (aka 06.06.18) Mad Swirl​ hosted our 3rd Annual Dr. Googily-Eyes Healing Circus & Mad Swirlin’ Medicine Show where a whole lotta YES’es were incited and the NO’s crashed hard! HUGE YES’es to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirled us up a mighty fine night! Here’s a shout out to …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.02.18

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“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness” Allen Ginsberg ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Georgie” (above) by featured artist Elvin Armando To see more of Elvin’s macabre canvases, 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 a time at a five-and-dime; we …