The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.06.21

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“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” Michelangelo ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Terpsichore – Chris Zimmerly To see all of Zim’s Mad photographic visions, as well as our other former featured artists (over 50 in total), take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad …

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2020

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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! The Best of Mad Swirl : v2020 is available right HERE! The Best of Mad Swirl : v2020 is a 109-page anthology featuring 52 poets, 12 short fiction writers, and four artists from five continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, & North America); 12 countries (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Israel, Nigeria, Pakistan, Romania, Syria, UK, …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 03.03.21

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If you tuned in to Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday (aka 03.03.21), you witnessed live performances from a few of the poets & writers featured in The Best of Mad Swirl v:2020 anthology! And since we couldn’t get together in person to birth this printed creative love-child, we did the next best thing… FACEBOOK LIVE! Here’s a …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.27.21

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“For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Saudade – Chris Zimmerly To see all of Zim’s Mad photographic visions, as well as our other former featured artists (over 50 in total), take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 03.03.21

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Join Mad Swirl on 03.03.21 at 7:30pm (CST) as we do a LIVE launch of our 2020 anthology! 2020, that extraordinarily challenging year. Thru it all, Mad Swirl was there, every one of the 365 days of this twisted year. We didn’t miss a beat. Those beats are what you’ll get when you dig into this year’s collection. You’ll take …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.20.21

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“To hell, to hell with balance! I break glasses; I want to burn, even if I break myself. I want to live only for ecstasy.” Anaïs Nin ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Moreno Valley Lizard – Chris Zimmerly Mad Swirl’s newest featured artist, Chris Zimmerly – or popularly known to the Mad community as Zim – catches glimpses of the every …

New Featured Artist : Chris Zimmerly

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Moreno Valley Lizard – Chris Zimmerly There’s a lot to say for good photography and what separates it from the rest because anyone can point and shoot a camera. But real talent and vision allows the photo to transcend the simple image captured and somehow encompass the lens it’s viewed through, too. Mad Swirl’s newest featured artist, Chris Zimmerly – …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.13.21

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“Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium.” Henry Rollins ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Bethemoth 45 – Alan Murphy With this one we close out Alan’s feature run in our Mad Gallery. But don’t you fret, we gotta new featured artist coming your way! Stay …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.06.21

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“Light up the darkness.” Bob Marley ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Tableau – Alan Murphy To see more of Alan’s eclectic collages, as well as our other former featured artists (51 in total), take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we braved the mob rush to squeeze …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 02.03.21

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If you tuned in to Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday (aka 02.03.21), you know that Mad Swirl Open Mic once again virtually whirled up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! Here’s a shout out to all who Zoom’d on in & graced us with your words, your songs, …