The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.07.19

by on December 8, 2019 :: 0 comments

“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.” John Lennon ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Untitled (from the series “Wiring Simplified”) ~ R. Keith To see ALL …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 12.04.19

by on December 6, 2019 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.04.19) Mad Swirl once again whirled up our open mic madness! Once again we did our thang at the historic Top Ten Records! HUGE GRATS to them for opening their arms to us Mad ones & shout out to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up some googily madness! …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.30.19

by on December 1, 2019 :: 0 comments

“All my inspiration comes from life. That’s how it never stops, in a way.” Marina Abramovic ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Untitled (from the series “Wiring Simplified”) ~ R. Keith To see ALL of R’s crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 12.04.19

by on November 30, 2019 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl Open Mic THIS 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.04.19) at 8:00 SHARP as we swirl it up at once again at Top Ten Records! To kick things off, Chris Curiel’s Swirve (with special guest Carlos Salas on pocket operator & Clark Walker on skins) will start us off with some Mad musical grooves. After that, hosts Johnny O …

Some Mad Grats from our Mad Staff

by on November 28, 2019 :: 0 comments

It’s not so much what we have, it’s our freedom to have it that inspires us. We here at Mad Swirl receive great art, words, and verse which we, in turn, get to share with all of you, all around the world, every day. That makes us grateful and we choose this day to say, “Thanks!” mh clay, Poetry Editor …

Another Mad Review : Ode to a Drunken Muse

by on November 27, 2019 :: 0 comments

Ode to a Drunken Muse by Paul Hellweg Alien Buddha Press (March 3, 2019) Available at Amazon Ode to a Drunken Muse, published by Alien Buddha Press, is a collection of poems by Paul Hellweg. I love Hellweg’s play on the Keats odes, though we can expect that he has other ideas in mind than dancing around reciting verse with Greek boys. …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.23.19

by on November 24, 2019 :: 0 comments

“Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.” Paul Celan ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Untitled (from the series “Wiring Simplified”) ~ R. Keith To see ALL of R’s crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.16.19

by on November 17, 2019 :: 0 comments

“I’m always writing and reflecting on life. I want to suck it all in.” Jeff Buckley ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Untitled (from the series “Wiring Simplified”) ~ R. Keith To see ALL of R’s crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.09.19

by on November 10, 2019 :: 0 comments

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” Carl Sagan ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Untitled (from the series “Wiring Simplified”) ~ R. Keith This month we welcome back one of our favorites (though admittedly it’s hard to pick ‘favorites’ when it comes to the gallery), the great R. Keith. Combining a …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 11.06.19

by on November 8, 2019 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of November (aka 11.06.19) Mad Swirl once again whirled up our open mic madness! Once again we did our thang at the historic Top Ten Records! HUGE GRATS to them for opening their arms to us Mad ones & shout out to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up some googily madness! …