The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.11.16

by on June 11, 2016 :: 0 comments

“I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.” ~ Julia Margaret Cameron ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “nightcat” (above) by featured artist Jeff Skele Sheely. To view more of Jeff’s twisted beatific images, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.04.16

by on June 4, 2016 :: 1 comment

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” ~ Allen Ginsberg ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “battle tested” (above) by featured artist Jeff Skele Sheely. To view more of Jeff’s twisted beatific images, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we forfeited fun …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 06.01.16

by on June 3, 2016 :: 0 comments

All we gots’ta say today is Awww! OK, we have a LOT more words to share, what with ALL the poets & musicians and pics & links & tags & whatnot’s we gots… A HUGE shout-out to our virtual feature, the fine folks from the Southern Collective Experience. Poets Charles Clifford Brooks III & Scott Thomas Outlar along with musician …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.28.16

by on May 28, 2016 :: 0 comments

“Nobody is ordinary if you know where to look.” ~ Maeve Binchy ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “battle beast” (above) by featured artist Jeff Skele Sheely. To view more of Jeff’s twisted beatific images, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we raised …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 06.01.16

by on May 25, 2016 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of June (aka 06.01.16) at 8:00 SHARP as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ badass The Underpass Bar! This month we will be virtually featuring the fine folks from the Southern Collective Experience. Clifford Brooks (author, teacher, poet and the founder of The Southern …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.21.16

by on May 21, 2016 :: 0 comments

“What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.” ~ Albrecht Durer ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “toxic” (above) by featured artist Jeff Skele Sheely. To view more of Jeff’s twisted beatific images, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.14.16

by on May 14, 2016 :: 0 comments

“Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.” ~ David Byrne ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “God Less America” (above) by featured artist Jeff Skele Sheely. To view more of Jeff’s twisted beatific images, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.07.16

by on May 7, 2016 :: 0 comments

“Imagination is the eye of the soul.” ~ Joseph Joubert ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Two Dagger Tony” (above) by featured artist Jeff Skele Sheely. Mad Swirl is mighty proud to introduce you to our newest featured artist, Jeff Skele Sheely! Jeff brings us colorful collections of chaos – all perfectly portrayed in the patterned faces of often grumpy (or at …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 05.04.16

by on May 6, 2016 :: 0 comments

Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness this past 1st Wednesday! Mad Swirl Open Mic was honored to feature poetry editor, poet, playwright, actor, musician, mad co-conspirator, and all-around top-notch soul… MH Clay & his newest book, ANGST! (ANGST consists pf 40 pages of poetry by MH Clay swirled up by Mad Swirl Press …

ANGST: A New Publication from Mad Swirl Press

by on May 6, 2016 :: 1 comment

We were pleased so many or our local Mad Ones came to The Underpass this week to see the release show for ANGST. But, did you know ANGST is more than a show? Yes, ANGST is also a book (poetry by MH Clay, art by Jeff Skele Sheely); our latest pub from Mad Swirl Press. If you missed the show, …