Another Mad Review: RETURN TO VEGAS POEMS

by on June 26, 2019 :: 0 comments

RETURN TO VEGAS POEMS by Ryan Quinn Flanagan CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 6, 2018) Available at Amazon Like most writers, I’m hard at work on various projects at once. We always have to be writing. But I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Ryan Quinn Flanagan (RQF) is one of the hardest working poets …

Another Mad Review: Lady, You Shot Me

by on May 3, 2019 :: 0 comments

Lady, You Shot Me by Darren C. Demaree 8th House Publishing • 2018 Available at Amazon Darren Demaree’s poetry collection, Lady, You Shot Me, is about the life of Sam Cooke. Before reading these poems, I knew very little about Sam Cooke, other than his music. But, after reading this collection, I was inspired to learn more about him. You …

Another Mad Review : On the Other Side of the Window

by on February 24, 2019 :: 0 comments

On the Other Side of the Window by Marianne Szlyk Pski’s Porch Publishing • 2018 Available at Amazon If ever there was a time for a collection of poems like On the Other Side of the Window, by Marianne Szlyk, it is now. I was immediately struck by Szlyk’s use of the word Eaarth, which, she explains, is Bill McKibben’s …

Another Mad Review: Wet Radio and other poems

by on December 14, 2018 :: 0 comments

  Wet Radio and other poems By Goirick Brahmachari CreateSpace Independent Publishing August 18, 2017 Walter Pater wrote that “All art constantly aspires toward the condition of music,” and I can see how this applies to reading Wet Radio and other poems by Goirick Brahmachari. Not only are the poems about music and musical figures, but I can also hear …

Another Mad Review: MACHINE OF ALMOSTING

by on November 22, 2017 :: 0 comments

MACHINE OF ALMOSTING POETRY: 1993-2016 By Paul Sexton Poeticus Mundi Publishing Arlington, TX 2017 23 years represents one-third of a man’s lifespan here in the great state of Texas. One third of any life represents a lot of growth and change, peppered with bits of joy and pain. One third of a poet’s life, lived in space and on the …

ANGST: A New Publication from Mad Swirl Press

by on May 6, 2016 :: 1 comment

We were pleased so many or our local Mad Ones came to The Underpass this week to see the release show for ANGST. But, did you know ANGST is more than a show? Yes, ANGST is also a book (poetry by MH Clay, art by Jeff Skele Sheely); our latest pub from Mad Swirl Press. If you missed the show, …