Mad Swirl Open Mic : 12.07.22

by on November 29, 2022 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.07.22) when we’ll once again be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do at our OC home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION and from our Mad Zoom Room (broadcasted via FB Live)! Starting at 7:30pm, join host MH Clay & guest host Desmene Statum as we will kick off these open mic’n …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.26.22

by on November 27, 2022 :: 0 comments

“You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.“ Jimi Hendrix ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “In Repair” ~ Jada Yee To see all of Jada’s beautifully chaotic collages, as well as our other resident artists (50 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad …

Another Mad Review : Farts and Daydreams

by on November 26, 2022 :: 0 comments

Farts and Daydreams (Joseph Farley, Dumpster Fire Press, 2022) At any time it shouldn’t be a problem to be accountable for ourselves and the waves we feel inside our own minds. But since we’ve been our own basic problems for all our fortunate lives, those problems weigh as much as our bones and we grow to carry them naturally. “There …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.06.22 – 11.19.22

by on November 20, 2022 :: 0 comments

“When art has changed, it’s because the world was changing.“ Corita Kent ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Conflict” ~ Jada Yee To see all of Jada’s beautifully chaotic collages, as well as our other resident artists (50 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week (11.13 – 11.19) on Mad …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.05.22

by on November 6, 2022 :: 0 comments

“Art is the provocation for talking about enigma and the search for sense in human life.“ John Berger ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Conflict” ~ Jada Yee To see all of Jada’s beautifully chaotic collages, as well as our other resident artists (50 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 11.02.22

by on November 4, 2022 :: 0 comments

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of November (aka 11.02.22) at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, then you know that once again whirl’d up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! This month we celebrated 18 years of swirlin’ up this mic madness that we do! Here’s …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.29.22

by on October 30, 2022 :: 0 comments

“Either move or be moved.“ Ezra Pound ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Breathe II” ~ Jada Yee Mad Swirl is thrilled to welcome a new artist to the Mad Gallery, Jada Yee, with some fascinating and intense collage pieces. Yees’ collages feel so personal to look at, almost like you’re taking a glimpse right into her heart & mind – the …

New Featured Artist : Jada Yee

by on October 28, 2022 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl is thrilled to welcome a new artist to the Mad Gallery, Jada Yee, with some fascinating and intense collage pieces. Yees’ collages feel so personal to look at, almost like you’re taking a glimpse right into her heart & mind – the combined chaos and beauty that lives inside all of us if you’re willing to look deep …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.22.22

by on October 23, 2022 :: 0 comments

“The artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history.“ Robert Rauschenberg ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Gunfighter Nation” ~ Howie Good To see all of Howie’s madly mystical collages, as well as our other resident artists (50 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on …

Another Mad Review: Knives on a Table

by on October 21, 2022 :: 0 comments

Knives on a Table by Pete Mladinic Better Than Starbucks Publications (August 9, 2021) Available at Lulu Here is a collection, recently released by one of our Contributing Poets, Knives on a Table by Pete Mladinic. Pete has been a Contributing Poet since November of 2020. Poems from this collection that were previously posted on Mad Swirl are “Among Women …