Featured Artist : Tyler Malone

by on June 27, 2019 :: 0 comments

Stuck to You, Hanging on For Me – Tyler Malone Mad Swirl warmly welcomes the photography of our very own Short Story Editor Tyler Malone – though this batch of photos might not be described as ‘warm’… With a stark, deeply saturated and shadowed focus on animals, Malone elicits feeling within us – and he’s subtle with it. What that …

Another Mad Review: RETURN TO VEGAS POEMS

by on June 26, 2019 :: 0 comments

RETURN TO VEGAS POEMS by Ryan Quinn Flanagan CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 6, 2018) Available at Amazon Like most writers, I’m hard at work on various projects at once. We always have to be writing. But I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Ryan Quinn Flanagan (RQF) is one of the hardest working poets …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 07.03.19

by on June 23, 2019 :: 0 comments

Yes! All you Poet-riots and Creative Conspirators, come celebrate a revolution, the birth of a nation of free expression! “Yes!” prevails and “No” is vanquished when you stand up to be heard; your poem, your song, your self in all your Googily-Eyed Glory. Join Mad Swirl & Uncle Googily THIS 1st Wednesday (aka 07.03.19) as at 8:00 SHARP as we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.22.19

by on June 23, 2019 :: 0 comments

“I believe art is a connection, like passing on a flame.” Wangechi Mutu ••• The Mad Gallery ••• It’s been a great feature run by returning Contributing Artist Fabrice Poussin. But as all great things do, Fabrice’s feature too must end… for NOW! To see more of Fabrice’s poignantly poetic photos, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.15.19

by on June 16, 2019 :: 0 comments

“When you get over the anxiety, you discover you should have been mad a long time ago.” Amy Clampitt ••• The Mad Gallery ••• In Awe ~ Fabrice Poussin To see more of Fabrice’s poignantly poetic photos, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.08.19

by on June 9, 2019 :: 0 comments

“An idea is salvation by imagination.” Frank Lloyd Wright ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Fire in Her Heart ~ Fabrice Poussin To see more of Fabrice’s poignantly poetic photos, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we promise missed to raise a fist; we …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 06.05.19

by on June 6, 2019 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of June (aka 06.05.19) Mad Swirl whirled up our open mic madness at our NEW HOME, Ruins! As soon as we arrived, we knew that we found us a mighty fine new home. Thanks to Ruins for so openly opening their arms to us Mad ones! We are honored to call y’all our open mic home. …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 06.05.19

by on June 2, 2019 :: 0 comments

In case you missed the scoop shared at this past Mad Swirl Open Mic, the Regal Room has closed its doors & left us once again, without a home… But if there is one thing Mad Swirl is, it’s tenacious! The mad winds have once again guided us to our new home (our 5th in 15 years!) and we couldn’t …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.01.19

by on June 2, 2019 :: 0 comments

“When the poet makes his perfect selection of a word, he is endowing the word with life.” John Drinkwater ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Of Course ~ Fabrice Poussin To see more of Fabrice’s poignantly poetic photos, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.25.19

by on May 26, 2019 :: 0 comments

“What’s madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance? The day’s on fire!” Theodore Roethke ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Sweetness ~ Fabrice Poussin Mad Swirl is proudly welcomes back Fabrice Poussin, a photographer who is bringing gorgeous, grand and sometimes even haunting (shadowy, harsh) landscapes and scenes straight to our senses and screens. There is a poignant poetry …