The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.09.21

by on October 10, 2021 :: 0 comments
Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.

••• The Mad Gallery ••• Caution (2) ~ Thomas Riesner To see all of Thomas’ wicked squiggles & scribbles, 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 Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we crab stuffed fun for a job well …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 10.06.21

by on October 7, 2021 :: 0 comments

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of October (aka 10.06.21) at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, you know that we 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 graced our stage (LIVE & VIRTUAL) with your words, your songs, …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.02.21

by on October 3, 2021 :: 0 comments

“Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.” Pierre Bonnard ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Soul Burns (1) ~ Thomas Riesner To see all of Thomas’ wicked squiggles & scribbles, 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 …

Another Mad Review: Diacritics of Desire

by on September 29, 2021 :: 0 comments

Diacritics of Desire by Nikita Parik Hawakal Publishers (April, 2019) Available at Amazon The foreword of Nikita Parik’s collection, Diacritics of Desire, states, “The proliferation of young and talented Indian poets writing in English in recent times is truly remarkable. It is as if the sluice gates have been raised and the literary landscape is awash with youthful poetry that …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.25.21

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“I want to go everywhere, look at and listen to everything. You can go crazy with some of the wonderful stuff there is in life.” Shel Silverstein ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Fainting (2) ~ Thomas Riesner To see all of Thomas’ wicked squiggles & scribbles, as well as our other former featured artists (over 50 in total), take a virtual …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 10.06.21

by on September 22, 2021 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of October (aka 10.06.21) when we’ll once again be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do at our OC home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION! Starting at 7:30pm, hosts Johnny O & MH Clay will kick off these open mic’n Mad Swirl’n festivities with some musical grooves brought to you by (old school) Swirve followed by …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.18.21

by on September 19, 2021 :: 0 comments
"Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket." William Golding

••• The Mad Gallery ••• Mad Swirl is excited to introduce an incredible artist to our Mad Gallery, Thomas Riesner, who paints his strange and spooky work all the way from Leipzig, Germany. His work, though initially a bit unsettling, is still nice to look at – with an interesting combination of intentional lines and squiggles against watercolored seemingly free-formed chaos. …

New Featured Artist : Thomas Riesner

by on September 15, 2021 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl is excited to introduce an incredible artist to our Mad Gallery, Thomas Riesner, who paints his strange and spooky work all the way from Leipzig, Germany. His work, though initially a bit unsettling, is still nice to look at – with an interesting combination of intentional lines and squiggles against watercolored seemingly free-formed chaos. However, the longer you …

Rest In Poetry Paul Sexton

by on September 13, 2021 :: 2 comments

Last week we learned that the poetry world lost a near & dear Mad Swirler, Paul Sexton. The shock of his passing is still reverberating and has yet to fully sink in. The brevity of knowing we will no longer hear Paul’s signature voice, emoting his pain, his anger, his joy, his rawness thru his poetry. No longer will we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.11.21

by on September 12, 2021 :: 0 comments

“Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.” Malcolm de Chazal ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Noche – J. Gregory Cisneros With this one we close out J. Gregory’s feature run in our Mad Gallery. But don’t you fret, we got a new featured artist all set! Stay tuned!… To see all of J Gregory’s’s simply complex canvases, as well …