The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.23.18

by on June 24, 2018 :: 0 comments

“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 : v2017

by on June 22, 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 …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.16.18

by on June 17, 2018 :: 0 comments

“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

by on June 10, 2018 :: 0 comments

“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

by on June 3, 2018 :: 0 comments

“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 …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 06.06.18

by on May 30, 2018 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl & Swirve (with the duo, Monte Espina) this 1st Wednesday of June (aka 06.06.18) at 8:00 SHARP as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ City Tavern! This month we will be hosting the 3rd Annual Dr. Googily-Eyes Healing Circus & Mad Swirlin’ Medicine Show: Inciting the Rise of YES …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.27.18

by on May 27, 2018 :: 0 comments

“Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.” Miles Davis ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Self+Portrait” (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 braved one fear to escape another; we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.19.18

by on May 20, 2018 :: 0 comments

“I could never deny myself bein’ an artist.” Joe Cocker ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “the lovers” (above) by featured artist Elvin Armando Mad Swirl is mighty excited to welcome Elvin Armando to our Mad Gallery with some works of art that are right up our alley! Elvin plays (or paints) with haunting, creepy imagery (skulls, blood) juxtaposed with cheerful …

New Featured Artist : Elvin Armando

by on May 17, 2018 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl is mighty excited to welcome Elvin Armando to our Mad Gallery with some works of art that are right up our alley! Elvin plays (or paints) with haunting, creepy imagery (skulls, blood) juxtaposed with cheerful concepts (a family portrait, butterflies, lovers) in an incredibly unique and compelling way that we couldn’t take our eyes off it. Elvin’s dark works …