The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.20.20

by on June 21, 2020 :: 0 comments

“I will preach with my brush.” Henry Ossawa Tanner ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Anxious Mind” – Sufia Khatoon Mad Swirl is proud to welcome our newest featured visual artist, Sufia Khatoon, all the way from Kolkata, India, with work that transcends physical location with the universal emotion it emits. Sufia’s works are inspired from anxiety, loneliness, sadness and stress …

New Featured Artist : Sufia Khatoon

by on June 19, 2020 :: 0 comments

Dreaming – Sufia Khatoon Mad Swirl is proud to welcome our newest featured visual artist, Sufia Khatoon, all the way from Kolkata, India, with work that transcends physical location with the universal emotion it emits. Sufia’s works are inspired from anxiety, loneliness, sadness and stress that every human being has had their fair share of. In that way, her work contains …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.13.20

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“Our work is a scream of freedom.” Christo ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Bargainer” – Darrell Black It’s been an honor featuring Darrell’s mixed-media “Definism” canvases, but as with all good things go, so must his feature set… To see all of Darrell’s mixed-media “Definism” canvases, as well as our other featured artists (50 in all!), at Mad Swirl’s Mad …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.06.20

by on June 7, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” Allen Ginsberg ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Consumed by Pomp and Circumstance” – Darrell Black To see all of Darrell’s mixed-media “Definism” canvases, as well as our other featured artists (50 in all!), at Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we found …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 06.03.20

by on June 4, 2020 :: 0 comments

If you tuned in to Mad Swirl Open Mic​ this past 1st Wednesday (aka 06.03.20), Mad Swirl Open Mic once again virtually whirled up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! We beamed our cyber line-up straight out into the wide world of webs & straight to your screens. HUGE grats to …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.30.20

by on May 31, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” Walt Whitman ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Rejection at the altar” – Darrell Black To see all of Darrell’s mixed-media “Definism” canvases, as well as our other featured artists (50 in all!), at Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.23.20

by on May 24, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Gotta head full of ideas that are driving me insane…” Bob Dylan ••• The Mad Gallery ••• a reallly bad trip – Darrell Black To see all of Darrell’s mixed-media “Definism” canvases, as well as our other featured artists (50 in all!), at Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 06.03.20

by on May 20, 2020 :: 0 comments

THIS 1st Wednesday of the June (aka 06.03.20), Mad Swirl Open Mic will once again whirl up the Swirl VIRTUALLY and get the mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! We have technology & social media on our side and we are gonna maximize it! Starting at 7:30pm (CST), join hosts Johnny O & MH Clay, along with …

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2019

by on May 20, 2020 :: 0 comments

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! The Best of Mad Swirl : v2019 is available right HERE! •••> For a limited time, get the whole “Best of Mad Swirl” collection (v2017-v2019) for $45! <••• On 04.20.20 we Swirlers did a virtual LIVE launch of this Mad-tastic collection. It went something like this: Mad Swirl’s 108-page anthology features 52 poets, 12 …

Another Mad Review: Escape from Planet Crouton

by on May 19, 2020 :: 0 comments

Escape from Planet Crouton by Wayne F. Burke LUCHADOR Press (December 24, 2019) Available at Amazon Since we run in some of the same writing circles, I’ve known and loved Wayne F. Burke’s poetry for several years now. To my ears, Burke’s poems tell very American stories. They read like Merle Haggard and John Prine songs, briefly told and with …