The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.19.15

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••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Broken Yet Standing” (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar. To view more of Aniruddha’s works, along with our other featured artists, visit our chockfull Mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! “Words are but pictures of our thoughts.” ~ John Dryden ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we tallied two times seventeen; …

KJ Hannah Greenberg, Contributor Congratulations!

by on September 13, 2015 :: 0 comments

Here’s an editorial shout out to our Contributing Poet, KJ Hannah Greenberg – Congratulations! Good news on your new collection of essays, published this month by Tailwinds Press, Word Citizen: Uncommon Thoughts on Motherhood, Writing, and Life in Jerusalem. We have enjoyed her poetry here on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum since 2011. But, we didn’t know just how prolific she …

Featured Artist : Aniruddha Sastikar

by on September 12, 2015 :: 0 comments

Forgotten Statue (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar If the name of our newest featured artist, Aniruddha Sastikar, rings a bell perhaps it’s because he is also a Contributing Poet here at Mad Swirl. This time around, however, we get a visual glimpse into his world – or at the very least, how Sastikar perceives it. Art has a wonderful …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.05.15

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“Does it mean this, does it mean that, that’s all anybody wants to know. I’d say what any decent poet would say if anyone dared ask him to analyze his work: if you see it, darling, then it’s there!” ~ Freddie Mercury ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Balancing the Wind” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. This one closes out Bill’s …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 09.02.15

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Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness! As Swirve started their jazzy madness, the crowd found their way to the stage with their heads boppin’ and their fingers snappin’. As the last notes were fading away, hosts Johnny O & MH Clay got the show goin’ with an introduction of our featured poet Sebastian …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.29.15

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“Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Dancing on Burning Kites” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more Mad works from Bill, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 09.02.15

by on August 26, 2015 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of September (aka 09.02.15) at 8:00 sharp, when we will swirl it up madly in the LIVE way that we do every month now for OVER 10 years! This month we are featuring poet Sebastián Hasani Páramo! Here’s a bit about Sebastián: Sebastian H. Paramo is poet living in Denton working on a doctorate …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.22.15

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“Art is the most beautiful of all lies.” ~ Claude Debussy ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Carefree As the Journey of Perfume” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more Mad works from Bill, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… wwe quelled the …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.15.15

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••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Coaxing Light Out of Nakedness” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more Mad works from Bill, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” ~ Charles Bukowski ••• The Poetry Forum ••• …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.08.15

by on August 8, 2015 :: 0 comments

••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Belonging” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more Mad works from Bill, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks.” ~ Emil Nolde ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This …