The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.13.24

by July 14, 2024 0 comments

To ALL Mad Swirlers: We rarely ask for help but when we do, it’s for a most excellent cause! Mad Swirl has a few projects in the works (website redesign, printing poetry/prose collections, etc.) but to accomplish these we are asking for your help. If you can spare a dollar (or few), every cent donated will go towards growing our …

Donate to the Mad (r)Evolution

by July 9, 2024 0 comments

To you Mad lovers of all things Swirl: We Mad Staffers periodically get together to discuss projects we want to do to extend the radius of Mad Swirl. We feel its current pulling & compelling us to do more. But it takes funds to do so. To date, Mad Swirl has funded a few of our projects from our book …

Inside the Eye : Q2 2024

by July 8, 2024 0 comments

Give us a listen on Patreon OR give a listen on Spotify! Welcome to Mad Swirl’s second installment of “Inside the Eye” coming from Dallas, Texas! Join hosts Johnny O (Founder, Chief Editor, Creative Director) and MH Clay (Poetry Editor, right hand Mad man) as they once again swirl up some podcasting madness! In this quarter’s episode of “Inside the Eye”… We once …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.06.24

by July 7, 2024 0 comments

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. Marc Chagall ••• The Mad Gallery ••• EDVARD MUNCH AS A CHILD ~ Rip Bender Mad Swirl is thrilled to introduce a new artist to our Mad Gallery: Jeff “Rip” Bender. Rip’s collage drawings evoke the essence of a wildly imaginative (and a …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 07.03.24

by July 4, 2024 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of July (aka 07.03.24) Mad Swirl Open Mic whirl’d up the Swirl at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion (for 3 years now!), getting the Mad mic opened for ALL you Mad ones out there! This month we featured OG Dallas Slam Poets, Joaquin Zihuatanejo & GNO! Grats to ALL the participators & appreciators who rode the …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.29.24

by June 30, 2024 0 comments

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand. John Gay Join the Mad (r)Evolution : MadSwirl 3.0 To ALL Mad Swirlers: We Mad Staffers periodically get together to discuss projects we want to do to extend the radius of Mad Swirl. We feel its current pulling & compelling us to do more. But …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 07.03.24

by June 23, 2024 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of July (aka 07.03.24) when we’ll be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do at our OC home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION! Host Johnny O & guest host Desmene Statum will open the mad mic, starting with some musical grooves brought to you by Swirve (Chris & Tamitha Curiel, Gerard Bendiks). This month we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.22.24

by June 23, 2024 0 comments

I love giving the energy and getting the energy back. There is nothing like it. Glenn Danzig Join the Mad (r)Evolution : MadSwirl 3.0 To you Mad lovers of all things Swirl: We Mad Staffers periodically get together to discuss projects we want to do to extend the radius of Mad Swirl. We feel its current pulling & compelling us …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.15.24

by June 16, 2024 0 comments

I am no Poet here; my pen’s the spout where the rain water of my eyes run out. John Cleveland ••• The Mad Gallery ••• In Perpetuity ~ Andrea Damic To see all Andrea’s hypnotical & mesmerizingly mad symmetric works, as well as our other resident artists (50+ and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 06.08.24

by June 9, 2024 0 comments

I love the passion you go through while you’re creating. LeRoy Neiman ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Kaleidoscope of the Mind ~ Andrea Damic To see all Andrea’s hypnotical & mesmerizingly mad symmetric works, as well as our other resident artists (50+ and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on …