The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.18.15

by on October 17, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Commitment and creativity cannot be captured and handcuffed. Inspiration cannot be jailed. The heart cannot be contained.” ~ Gary Zukav ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Ruins remain…” (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar. To see more Mad works from Aniruddha, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.10.15

by on October 10, 2015 :: 0 comments

“When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it.” ~ Alberto Giacometti ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Makeshift Door” (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar. To see more Mad works from Aniruddha, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 10.07.15

by on October 8, 2015 :: 0 comments

Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness! As Swirve started their jazzy madness, the crowd found their way to the stage with their heads boppin’ and their fingers snappin’. As the last notes were fading away, hosts Johnny O & MH Clay got the show goin’ with an introduction of our featured performer Alex …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.03.15

by on October 3, 2015 :: 0 comments

••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Abandoned Amidst Greens” (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar. To see more Mad works from Aniruddha, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.” ~ Pierre Bonnard ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we delved in …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 10.07.15

by on September 30, 2015 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of October (aka 10.07.15) at 8:00 sharp, when we will swirl it up madly in the LIVE way that we do every month now for OVER 10 years! This month we are featuring poet/singer/storyteller/comedian Alex Pogosov! (as Total Cult) After our feature set we urge you stick around to get yourself a spot on …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.26.15

by on September 26, 2015 :: 0 comments

••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Uprooted Bench” (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar. To view more of Aniruddha’s works, along with our other featured artists, visit our chockfull Mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! “You are the music while the music lasts.” ~ T. S. Eliot ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we emoted anger o’er …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.19.15

by on September 19, 2015 :: 0 comments

••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Broken Yet Standing” (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar. To view more of Aniruddha’s works, along with our other featured artists, visit our chockfull Mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! “Words are but pictures of our thoughts.” ~ John Dryden ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we tallied two times seventeen; …

KJ Hannah Greenberg, Contributor Congratulations!

by on September 13, 2015 :: 0 comments

Here’s an editorial shout out to our Contributing Poet, KJ Hannah Greenberg – Congratulations! Good news on your new collection of essays, published this month by Tailwinds Press, Word Citizen: Uncommon Thoughts on Motherhood, Writing, and Life in Jerusalem. We have enjoyed her poetry here on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum since 2011. But, we didn’t know just how prolific she …

Featured Artist : Aniruddha Sastikar

by on September 12, 2015 :: 0 comments

Forgotten Statue (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar If the name of our newest featured artist, Aniruddha Sastikar, rings a bell perhaps it’s because he is also a Contributing Poet here at Mad Swirl. This time around, however, we get a visual glimpse into his world – or at the very least, how Sastikar perceives it. Art has a wonderful …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.05.15

by on September 5, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Does it mean this, does it mean that, that’s all anybody wants to know. I’d say what any decent poet would say if anyone dared ask him to analyze his work: if you see it, darling, then it’s there!” ~ Freddie Mercury ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Balancing the Wind” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. This one closes out Bill’s …