Stand United or Fall Divided

by on July 8, 2016 :: 2 comments

I have shied away from speaking up much on hate-crime for a while now, for fear of coming off as ignorant as I feel. This is sensitive – breathing life is miraculous, murder is serious, and I AM ignorant. Not because I don’t care, but because I haven’t had to, it hasn’t been personal – me or mine at the …

New Featured Artist : Norman Olson

by on July 3, 2016 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl’s newest featured artist is just what you would expect for us to love – a multi-talented madman! But Norman Olson brings a lot more than what one might expect from with his inky illustrations. With his almost comic-book styled drawings, we can’t help but feel he’s telling a story here – one of those stories where you’re still …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.02.16

by on July 2, 2016 :: 0 comments

“Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.” ~ Hermann Hesse ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “To the Queen” (above) by featured artist Fabrice Poussin. To see more of Fabrice’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.25.16

by on June 25, 2016 :: 0 comments

“Do whatever you do intensely.” ~ Robert Henri ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “To Everyone” (above) by featured artist Fabrice Poussin. Allow us to introduce you to Mad Swirl’s newest featured artist, Fabrice Poussin! Fabrice’s photos exudes quite a dreamy noir vibe. Utilizing shade (like the frail detailed limbs of a tree dancing along the shutters of a building, being my …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 07.06.16

by on June 15, 2016 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of July (aka 07.06.16) 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 featuring Dallas Poet & Artist & all around mad man, Ta2! Wanna know more about Ta2? Here’s a bit about this …

New Featured Artist : Fabrice Poussin

by on June 12, 2016 :: 0 comments

(featured image: Reflection of a Lost Sun) Allow us to introduce you to Mad Swirl’s newest featured artist, Fabrice Poussin! Fabrice’s photos exudes quite a dreamy noir vibe. Utilizing shade (like the frail detailed limbs of a tree dancing along the shutters of a building, being my personal favorite), Poussin captures light in a unique way, in a real way, …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.11.16

by on June 11, 2016 :: 0 comments

“I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.” ~ Julia Margaret Cameron ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “nightcat” (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 …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.04.16

by on June 4, 2016 :: 1 comment

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” ~ Allen Ginsberg ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “battle tested” (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 forfeited fun …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 06.01.16

by on June 3, 2016 :: 0 comments

All we gots’ta say today is Awww! OK, we have a LOT more words to share, what with ALL the poets & musicians and pics & links & tags & whatnot’s we gots… A HUGE shout-out to our virtual feature, the fine folks from the Southern Collective Experience. Poets Charles Clifford Brooks III & Scott Thomas Outlar along with musician …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.28.16

by on May 28, 2016 :: 0 comments

“Nobody is ordinary if you know where to look.” ~ Maeve Binchy ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “battle beast” (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 raised …