The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.06.18

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“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” Carl Sandburg ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “untitled – (a13)” (above) by featured artist R. Keith. To see more of R. Keith’s mixed-media madness, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we toasted the …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 01.03.18

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Pictured: MH Clay (co-host), Christopher Calle (poet) & Johnny O (host) (photo courtesy of Christopher Calle) To ALL ye yin & yang hangers, ye yang & yin winners, ye lookers for the new, ye bookers of the blue skies beyond the auld lang syne… ye transformers & reformers & resolved heart warmers came & shook the old & new together to …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.31.17

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“We live at the edge of the miraculous.” Henry Miller ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “untitled – (a8)” (above) by featured artist R. Keith. To see more of R. Keith’s mixed-media madness, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last lean of Seventeen on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we walked our …

Best of Mad Swirl : Holidaze Edition

by on December 26, 2017 :: 0 comments

“The holidays are only holy if we make them so.” Marianne Williamson This fine festive photo brought to you by Tyler Malone This last span on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum we spun into the solstice spell, the longest night our longest plight – we traded floppy ears for righteous reindeer tears; we considered a scene ‘tween stupid and mean; we presented …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 01.03.18

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Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of January (aka 01.03.18) when we’ll be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do at City Tavern! Get a heapin’ helpin’ of musical mad grooves from Swirve & share in these yin’n & yang’n Mad Swirl’n festivities… Come all ye yin & yang hangers Ye yang & yin winners Ye lookers for the …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.16.17

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“An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.” George Santayana ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “untitled – (a9)” (above) by featured artist R. Keith. To see more of R. Keith’s mixed-media madness, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum…we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.09.17

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“The world has always gone forward when people have dared to have crazy ideas.” Gioconda Belli ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “untitled – (a4)” (above) by featured artist R. Keith. This months visual artist, R. Keith, brings us some trippy cryptic collages that surely caught our eye. The images and words Keith combines seem random while simultaneously thought-out in a …

New Featured Artist : R. Keith

by on December 9, 2017 :: 0 comments

This months visual artist, R. Keith, brings us some trippy cryptic collages that surely caught our eye. The images and words Keith combines seem random while simultaneously thought-out in a way that only our kind of mad man could ever accomplish! While simple in visuals, each piece has a lot going on. As they say, there’s more than meets the …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 12.06.17

by on December 7, 2017 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.06.17) Mad Swirl​ stirred it up again! As always, we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers and musicians. Here’s a shout out to all who warmed our cockles by gracing us with your words, your songs, your divine madness… Hosts: Johnny O MH Clay Music: Swirve Mad Mic Cast: …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.03.17

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“Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.” Joseph Conrad ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Wide Naked” (above) by featured artist Mike Fiorito. To see more of Mike’s crazy collection of collages, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! …