The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.21.17

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“The only people for me are the mad ones: the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who… burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles.” Jack Kerouac ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Nakedness That Awakens the Wind” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.14.17

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“To destroy is always the first step in any creation.” e. e. cummings ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Flashback of a Recurrent Hallucination” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s twisted illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… …

When Looking Back Makes One Want To Look Forward

by on October 14, 2017 :: 0 comments

This week in our Poetry Forum we experienced a rare confluence of creative vortices, all stirred up together in the Swirl. Six new Contributing Poets (CP) and one returning Contributing Poet, all within one week. For forecasters of freak art events, this phenomenon is impossible to predict. But, we can look back and admire the handiwork of happenstance, right? Here …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.07.17

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“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 ••• “Cosmic Flashes in Spiraling Eyes” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 10.04.17

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This past 1st Wednesday of October (aka 10.04.17) 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 graced us with your words, your songs, your divine madness… Hosts: Johnny O MH Clay Music: Swirve Mad Mic Cast: Brett “BA” Ardoin Rebekah …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.30.17

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“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” Rumi ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Delirious As a Prolonged Arousal” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s twisted illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.23.17

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“I want to be a force for real good. In other words. I know that there are bad forces, forces that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force which is truly for good.” ~ John Coltrane ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Brief As a …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.04.17 – 09.16.17

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“Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb.” ~ Jean Arp ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Restless As Dream Lightning” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: We cannot get enough of Bill Wolak! The symmetry, the oddity – …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 09.06.17

by on September 13, 2017 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of September (aka 09.06.17) Mad Swirl stirred it up again. This month we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers and musicians. Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with your words, your songs, your divine madness… Hosts: MH Clay Opalina Salas Music: Swirve Mad Mic Cast: Paul Koniecki Raquel Genae …

Returning Featured Artist: Bill Wolak

by on September 12, 2017 :: 0 comments

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: We cannot get enough of Bill Wolak! The symmetry, the oddity – both pleasing and confusing to the eyes in a way that we dig the most. If you’ve seen Bill’s work before, we HIGHLY suggest checking out this new batch. If you haven’t experienced him yet, get your eyes ready …