The Best of Mad Swirl : 05.01.21

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“The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.” Novalis ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we dithered away a sweetmeat day; we heartbreak tamed with water and flame; we charged a vamp with muscle cramp; we praised love landing in understanding; we exposed as superficial what isn’t sacrificial; we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.24.21

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“I am inspired. Art comes from art.” Cy Twombly ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Kotex – Charles J. March III To witness more of Charles’ curious collage collection, 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… …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 05.05.21

by on April 20, 2021 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of May (aka 05.05.21) when we’ll once again be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do virtually via Facebook LIVE!! Starting at 7:30pm (CST), join hosts Johnny O & MH Clay, along with musical mad grooves from Swirve (with special musical guest Chloe Curiel!) as we kick off these open mic’n Mad Swirl’n …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.17.21

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“What is to give light must endure burning.” Anton Wildgans ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Bi – Charles J. March III To witness more of Charles’ curious collage collection, 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 …

Another Mad Review: Shop Talk

by on April 12, 2021 :: 0 comments

Shop Talk by Tanner Paul Tanner (October 15, 2019) Available at Amazon Paul Tanner’s book, Shop Talk, comes at you directly. It’s safe to assume that the writer of these poems either works in a shop or has worked in a shop. From here on in I’m going to refer to the writer as Tanner. Having dealt with people directly, …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.10.21

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“Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. / There is no happiness like mine. / I have been eating poetry.” Mark Strand ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Dinner Party – Charles J. March III To witness more of Charles’ curious collage collection, as well as our other former featured artists (over 50 in total), take a virtual stroll thru Mad …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 04.07.21

by on April 8, 2021 :: 0 comments

If you tuned in to Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday (aka 04.07.21), 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, your …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.03.21

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“Just like moons and like suns / With the certainty of tides / Just like hopes springing high / Still I’ll rise” Maya Angelou ••• The Mad Gallery ••• There Will Be Blood – Charles J. March III To witness more of Charles’ curious collage collection, as well as our other former featured artists (over 50 in total), take a virtual …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.27.21

by on March 27, 2021 :: 0 comments

“If you believe you’re a poet, then you’re saved.” Gregory Corso ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Lockjaw – Charles J. March III It’s rare these days to find art that is truly unique in its’ execution – that’s no insult to artists but more an acknowledgement to the limits we’re faced when it comes to creating something brand new. That’s what …

New Featured Artist : Charles March III

by on March 26, 2021 :: 0 comments

Lockjaw ~ Charles March III It’s rare these days to find art that is truly unique in its’ execution – that’s no insult to artists but more an acknowledgement to the limits we’re faced when it comes to creating something brand new. That’s what excited us the most about Charles March and his curious collage collection (aptly titled ‘Rorschach Scratch Out’) – we’ve never seen …