Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 11.01.17

by on November 3, 2017 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of November (aka 11.01.17) Mad Swirl stirred it up once again, this time celebratin’ our 13th year of doing so! Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with your words, your songs, your jokes AND your divine madness… Hosts: Johnny O MH Clay Music: Swirve Mad Mic Cast: Chris Zimmerly Opalina Salas Matthew “Chigger” …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.28.17

by on October 29, 2017 :: 0 comments

“But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given…” Ian Hamilton Finlay ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Unbeknownst” (above) by featured artist Mike Fiorito. Mike Fiorito once again brings us a collection of collages that our eyes feel happy looking at. Fiorito’s works of dark, warm …

Returning Featured Artist: Mike Fiorito

by on October 26, 2017 :: 0 comments

Mike Fiorito once again brings us a collection of collages that our eyes feel happy looking at. Fiorito’s works of dark, warm hues are quite the treat. Sometimes sexual, sometimes spiritual and sometimes a little bit of both – which mean you can guess why we dig it the most! And we’re bettin’ you will too. Get your view here!

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 11.01.17

by on October 23, 2017 :: 0 comments

‘t’was a dark & cold November night in the year ’04 when Mad Swirl first hosted our 1st Wednesday Open Mic… and here we are, 13 years later, still stirrin’, still swirlin’ & still Mad! Got a chill? We do too! And that’s why we think you should join Mad Swirl & Swirve (with special guest Hanzu) this 1st Wednesday …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.21.17

by on October 22, 2017 :: 0 comments

“The only people for me are the mad ones: the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who… burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles.” Jack Kerouac ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Nakedness That Awakens the Wind” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.14.17

by on October 15, 2017 :: 0 comments

“To destroy is always the first step in any creation.” e. e. cummings ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Flashback of a Recurrent Hallucination” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s twisted illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… …

When Looking Back Makes One Want To Look Forward

by on October 14, 2017 :: 0 comments

This week in our Poetry Forum we experienced a rare confluence of creative vortices, all stirred up together in the Swirl. Six new Contributing Poets (CP) and one returning Contributing Poet, all within one week. For forecasters of freak art events, this phenomenon is impossible to predict. But, we can look back and admire the handiwork of happenstance, right? Here …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.07.17

by on October 8, 2017 :: 0 comments

“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.” John Lennon ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Cosmic Flashes in Spiraling Eyes” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 10.04.17

by on October 5, 2017 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of October (aka 10.04.17) 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 graced us with your words, your songs, your divine madness… Hosts: Johnny O MH Clay Music: Swirve Mad Mic Cast: Brett “BA” Ardoin Rebekah …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.30.17

by on October 1, 2017 :: 0 comments

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” Rumi ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Delirious As a Prolonged Arousal” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s twisted illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• …