Mad Swirl Open Mic : 06.05.19

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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

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“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

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“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 …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.18.19

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“Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art.” Margot Fonteyn ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Lobster Quadrille ~ Sharon O’Callaghan Shero Once again, it’s been great to have Sharon O’Callaghan Shero featured in our Gallery. We look forward to what she delivers to us next time! Until then, stay tuned to see who Mad Swirl features …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.11.19

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“I don’t like to say I have given my life to art. I prefer to say art has given me my life.” Frank Stella ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Lobster Quadrille ~ Sharon O’Callaghan Shero To see ALL of Sharon’s wonderful Wonderland snaps, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.04.19

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“I have been enlightened. I have fallen into poetry and it has swallowed me up.” Keith Haring ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Pretty Flamingo ~ Sharon O’Callaghan Shero To see ALL of Sharon’s wonderful Wonderland snaps, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry …

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2018

by on May 4, 2019 :: 0 comments

Get you your very own copy of “The Best of Mad Swirl : v2018” right HERE! Our 112-page anthology features 52 poets, 12 short fiction writers, and four artists whose works were presented on MadSwirl.com throughout 2018. We editors reviewed the entire year’s output to ensure this collection is truly “the best of Mad Swirl.” The works represent diverse voices and vantages …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 05.01.19

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This past 1st Wednesday of May (aka 05.01.19) Mad Swirl whirled up our open mic madness at the Regal Room! Sadly, the Regal Room is no more so we fondly bid our latest stomping ground farewell & look forward to where we will land next! (stay tuned) We also said farewell to a near and dear friend of the Swirl …

Another Mad Review: Lady, You Shot Me

by on May 3, 2019 :: 0 comments

Lady, You Shot Me by Darren C. Demaree 8th House Publishing • 2018 Available at Amazon Darren Demaree’s poetry collection, Lady, You Shot Me, is about the life of Sam Cooke. Before reading these poems, I knew very little about Sam Cooke, other than his music. But, after reading this collection, I was inspired to learn more about him. You …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.27.19

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“We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.” C. Day Lewis ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Go Ask Alice, When She’s Ten Feet Tall ~ Sharon O’Callaghan Shero To see ALL of Sharon’s wonderful Wonderland snaps, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• …