The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.14.22

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“I think all art is about control – the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.” Richard Avedon ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “On the Clock” ~ Howie Good To see all of Howie’s mad 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 …

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2021

by on May 11, 2022 :: 0 comments

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! The Best of Mad Swirl : v2021 is available right HERE! 2021 has been yet another extraordinarily challenging year. Thru it all, Mad Swirl was there, every one of the 365 days of it. We didn’t miss a beat. Those beats are what you’ll get when you dig into 2021’s best of collection. Get …

Another Mad Review: I Garden Weeds

by on May 11, 2022 :: 0 comments

I Garden Weeds by Ethan Goffman Cyberwit.net (October 25, 2021) Available at Amazon Imagine a wry resignation to the inevitability of death, time, and change. A calico moment of enlightenment when cat jumps in lap at the strike of a gong. Imagine a morbid fascination with spirals; the spinning of galaxies, hurricanes, dishwater circling the drain. Imagine finding a balance …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.07.22

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“It is the glory and good of Art / That Art remains the one way possible / Of speaking truth, to mouths like mine at least.” Robert Browning ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “No. 18” ~ Howie Good To see all of Howie’s mad collages, as well as our other resident artists (50+ and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 05.04.22

by on May 5, 2022 :: 0 comments

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of May (aka 05.04.22) 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! Huge GRATS to our feature guest, Dallas Poet Laureate Joaquin Zihuatanejo, for joining in on our …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.30.22

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“I have a vivid, apocalyptic imagination.” Sally Mann ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Sunset of Empire” ~ Howie Good To see all of Howie’s mad 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 Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we dropped our …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.23.22

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“Truth, also is the pursuit of it.” George Oppen ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Unrequited ~ Howie Good To see all of Howie’s mad 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 Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we staggered from slumbers …

A Mad Stance : The War in Ukraine

by on April 22, 2022 :: 0 comments

There is no question that personal politics influence what poets write. Here at Mad Swirl, we present many political points of view, while not specifically espousing one over another. We love the poetry, prose and art of personal expression, leaving the politics for the reader to parse and agree or disagree. Many voices speak in this Swirl. However, the situation …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 05.04.22

by on April 20, 2022 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of May (aka 05.04.22) 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, hosts Johnny O & MH Clay will kick off these open mic’n Mad Swirl’n festivities with some …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.16.22

by on April 17, 2022 :: 0 comments

“The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.” Anatole France ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Good Year ~ Howie Good Mad Swirl is excited to present collage artist Howie Good to our Mad Gallery. Howie’s work says a lot by often saying very little. Collages tend to be chaotic in nature but there …