the Best of Mad Swirl : 05.30.15

by on May 30, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Now” (above) by featured artist Brett “BA” Ardoin. To see more Mad works from Brett, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “If a guy’s got it, let him give it.” ~ Benny Goodman ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we met a man mole with an ass whole; we …

Then They Came For You…

by on May 24, 2015 :: 3 comments

First they came after the fringes… Those that Joe and Jane Citizen seem to deem as the dregs of society. The executioners lied in wait at the gates, itchy fingers on their triggers. They knew their presence would create tension in the ranks. As they flexed their militarized muscle, flaunting their automatic weapons and armored vehicles paid for by Joe …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.23.15

by on May 23, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Radiance in Blue” (above) by featured artist Brett “BA” Ardoin. To see more Mad works from Brett, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “Although idea and form are ultimately paramount in my work, so too are chance, accident, and rawness.” ~ Martin Puryear ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.16.15

by on May 16, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Electric Love Plug In” (above) by featured artist Brett “BA” Ardoin. To see more Mad works from Brett, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “I want a language that speaks the truth.” ~ Studs Terkel ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we lapsed in the memory of musky sweet, …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.09.15

by on May 9, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Cosmic Kismet Trigger Effect” (above) by featured artist Brett “BA” Ardoin. To see more Mad works from Brett, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “Master of the universe is every man’s potential insight, cosmic potential.” ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we sought home reconciliation …

Notes of Gratitude to ALL the Mad Ones!

by on May 8, 2015 :: 0 comments

Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness this past 1st Wednesday (aka 05.06.15)! From the get-go we knew this inaugural kick-off at the NEW Absinthe Lounge was gonna be one to remember! As Swirve started their jazzy madness, the crowd found their way into and filled the VIP lounge with their heads boppin’ and …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.02.15

by on May 2, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Gonzo Fuel” (above) by featured artist Brett “BA” Ardoin. To see more Mad works from Brett, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone’s imagination” ~ Hunter S. Thompson The Poetry Forum This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we stepped into a sink …

Mad Swirl’s Open Mic : 05.06.15

by on April 29, 2015 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl at the NEW Absinthe Lounge this 1st Wednesday of May (aka 05.06.14) at 8:00 sharp, when we Swirlers & Swirve will whirl it up madly in the LIVE way that we do every month now for OVER 10 years! This month we are featuring Dallas poetess divas, Opalina Salas & Maggie Smith! This is a dynamic duo …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.25.15

by on April 25, 2015 :: 0 comments

“The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.” Stephen Gardiner Welcome to MadSwirl (4)2.0! As Stephen Gardiner alludes in his sentiment (above), taking a bold step forward requires some wise hindsight as well. We took this site switch-over very seriously as well. We looked both forward to what we were …

Madness, the Meaning of Dots

by on April 24, 2015 :: 0 comments

It’s a tragic world, but so much worse if there’s no concept of expression. Other than yelling at the television, not much happens in far too many places. That alone can at least lead to endless unhappiness when escape is doubtful, when the real world you know is the executor of anything expressive. In church pews or in textbooks, you …