Mad Swirl Open Mic : 03.02.16

by on February 23, 2016 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl & Swirve the 1st Wednesday of Marchy (aka 03.02.16) as we continue to swirl up our open mic madness at our NEW Open Mic home, The Underpass Bar! This month we feature Poet Quinten Collier all the way from the Rocky Mountain HIGH state of Colorado. A Contributing Poet to Mad Swirl since 2010, Quinten is also …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.20.16

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“The sun is gone, but I have a light.” ~ Kurt Cobain ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Open As an Amulet’s Eye” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To view more of Bill’s twisted 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 : 02.13.16

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“Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.” ~ George Jean Nathan ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Undressing Moonlight” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. We here at Mad Swirl just can’t get enough of Bill Wolak’s symmetrical sweetness! This time around, he treats us to some splash of color and even allusions to …

Calling All Poets: Here’s A Great Opportunity!

by on February 12, 2016 :: 1 comment

For all Mad Swirl Poets Everywhere! Here’s a wonderful opportunity to visit the magical Emerald Isle and hang out with fellow poets – expenses paid. Also, you might find your submitted work published in the Festival Anthology, The Blue Max Review, 2016. Read on and submit – but, never surrender. BLACKWATER INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL The friendliest poetry festival in the …

New Featured Artist : Bill Wolak

by on February 11, 2016 :: 0 comments

We here at Mad Swirl just can’t get enough of Bill Wolak’s symmetrical sweetness! This time around, he treats us to some splash of color and even allusions to nature – branches of trees, green leaves and flowers. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying I can look at each piece time and time again and again and feel like …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.06.16

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“I am getting so far out one day I won’t come back at all.” ~ William S. Burroughs ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Fish Goddess” (above) by our newest featured artist Maria Valentina Sheets. To view more of Maria’s mad-nificent canvases, aslong with our other featured artists, visit our Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 02.03.16

by on February 6, 2016 :: 0 comments

Hello m’fellow Mad Ones. I am Reverend Brother Elder Swirl the 7th. You might remember me from the Dr. Googily-Eyes Healing Circus & Mad Swirlin’ Medicine Show (inciting the Rise of YES and the Fall of NO)… This past 1st Wednesday we gathered to give praises to the affirmative and damnation to the negative. Our good friend and brother in …

Chem Trails by Quinten Collier – a review

by on February 3, 2016 :: 0 comments

It is always a pleasure to see our Contributing Poets have their work published. Here is one worthy of note, published last Fall by Bobtimystic Books from Brooklyn, New York: Chem Trails (Collected Poems: 2008 – 2014) is a compilation of poetry by Quinten Collier, one of our Contributing Poets since 2010. Many of the poems in this volume first …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.30.16

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“Let us pretend that my mind is a taxi… and suddenly you are riding in it.” ~ David Bowie ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Eggs” (above) by our newest featured artist Maria Valentina Sheets. To view more of Maria’s mad-nificent canvases, aslong with our other featured artists, visit our Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.23.16

by on January 23, 2016 :: 0 comments

“If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.” – Lord Byron ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Crown of Thorns” (above) by our newest featured artist Maria Valentina Sheets. To view more of Maria’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Gallery at www.MadSwirl.com ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s …