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, …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.30.16

by on April 30, 2016 :: 0 comments

“Everything starts as somebody’s daydream.” ~ Larry Niven ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Saint Francis at Northpark” (above) by featured artist Maria Valentina Sheets. To view more of Maria’s beatific works, 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 wet dry thoughts with …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 05.04.16

by on April 27, 2016 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of May (aka 05.04.16) as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our mad micness home, Dallas’ badass The Underpass Bar! This month we feature poetry editor, poet, playwright, actor, musician, mad co-conspirator, and all-around top-notch soul…MH Clay! Join MH & musical guest Earthlinger as we celebrate the release of …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.23.16

by on April 23, 2016 :: 0 comments

“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” ~ Prince Rogers Nelson ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Hard to get a signal – John and the ladder” (above) by featured artist Maria Valentina Sheets. To view more of Maria’s beatific works, as well as our other featured artists, visit …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.16.16

by on April 16, 2016 :: 0 comments

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.” ~ Anatole France ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Mom at the well” (above) by featured artist Maria Valentina Sheets. Months ago, we here at Mad Swirl were swept off our feet by artist Maria Valentina Sheets. This time we’re not quite back on the ground, lifted by her gifts …