MAD SWIRL PRESS

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2023 is a 110-page anthology featuring 52 poets, 12 short fiction writers, and four artists whose works were presented on MadSwirl.com throughout 2023. We editors reviewed the entire year’s output to ensure this collection is truly “the best of Mad Swirl.” The works represent diverse voices and vantages which speak to all aspects of this crazy swirl we call “life on earth.”

This year’s contributors hail from five continents, 13 countries (Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Syria, Wales/UK, UK/England, USA [21 states: AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, IL, LA, MA, MD, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, SD, TX, WA, WY]). This anthology is a excellent introduction to the world of Mad Swirl!

Huge grats & shout-outs to our 2023 featured Contributors (in alphabetical order):

Featured Poets:

Amita Sarjit Ahluwalia
Preacher Allgood
Ann B-D
Tohm Bakelas
Hem Raj Bastola
Mandakini Bhattacherya
Colleen Boueil
Chris Butler
Christopher Calle
Margaret Coomb
Mickey J. Corrigan
Donna Dallas
David Dumouriez
J. K. Durick
Richard Evans
Ryan Quinn Flanagan
Nolcha Fox
Elizabeth Galewski
Tony Gentry
Susie Gharib
Neile Graham
KJ Hannah Greenberg
Kenneth P. Gurney
Paul Hostovsky
David Icenogle
Carl Kavadlo
Clyde Kessler
David P. Kozinski
Richard LeDue
Bradford Middleton
Pete Mladinic
Kelly Moyer
Stephen Page
Patty Dickson Pieczka
Timothy Pilgrim
David Ratcliffe
Ron Riekki
Luke Ritta
John D. Robinson
Tony Robinson
Randall Rogers
Ken Edward M Rutkowski
Jharna Sanyal
Beate Sigriddaughter
Patrick Sweeney
Marianne Szlyk
Paul Tristram
Lorri Ventura
Isaiah Vianese
Agnes Vojta
Stephen Jarrell Williams
Mark Young

Featured Short Story Authors:

Kleio B
Barefoot Cajun
Ian Deed
Peter Dellolio
Susie Gharib
Jeff Grimshaw
Marie Higgins
Frank Modica
Kapka Nilan
Carl Perrin
Dominic Rivron
Diana Rosen

Featured Artists:

Luanne Castle
Andrea Damic
Claudio Parentela
Thomas Riesner

If we’ve enticed you enough to wanna get you your very own copy of “The Best of Mad Swirl : v2023” then get yours right here!

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Starting in 2017 we began publishing “The Best of Mad Swirl” anthologies, as well as a few other poetic gems for some mighty talented folks we know. If you haven’t snagged you a copy yet, here’s your one-stop-shop…

Check out these selections from Mad Swirl Press: 2018-2023
(click on cover to go to Amazon to purchase)

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Mad Swirl started with ink on paper. Our very first issue, a self-titled zine was published in 1999 and consisted of 32 glorious Xeroxed pages filled with poetry, prose, art and a whole lotta miscellaneous madnesses. Thru the years we published six issues of our Mad Swirl zine along with a handful of poetry chapbooks for a few local loco DFW poets. Sadly, those projects are now out of circulation… HOWEVER, we’ve digitized these back issues for your trip down memory lane.

Check out these OG back issues: 1999-2008
(click on cover to view PDF)