we got lots'o'mad poetry!
our swirlingly mad poetry forum features the latest poems from some of the most maddest mad poets swirlin' 'round this big, blue, beat-utiful marble of ours. we are currently featuring... Mark Fleury, Roderick Richardson, Willie Smith, Ray Sharp, Trier Ward, Steven Minchin & Isaiah Vianese
need a read?
check out the latest addition to our short stories library, "House Hunting Through Space and Time with Rhonda Hillap" by Lara Dolphin. here's a taste to whet your whistle... “...At first, folks thought the case studies would lead to helpful therapies. Then, the Quacksalvers began peddling an emetic/laxative combo pill under the label Insta-Sane. As if retching and running to the commode were not enough, there was another appalling side effect. Namely, the drug actually worked. Surprised that their supposed placebo, in fact, produced a cure for all mental illness, the Quacksalvers promptly fired the pill’s inventor and pulled the drug from the market. Subsequently, the beings from Yed Posterior lived in floridly psychotic bliss and blatantly ignored attempts at treatment giving rise to the beleaguered response, “Whatever.”.." get the rest of your read on here...
mad mic memories...
mad swirl was the place to be in this poetic community this past 1st Wednesday! this month we featured poet and writer, Josh Weir. he came equipped with his own props (card table & chairs), his own guitar player (Hector Ramirez), his own posse (Maggie Smith & Teresa Megahan) and his notebook full of madness. he then proceeded to steal the night! if you were there, you know what we mean. if not, well, your snooze you lose! see who was who here.
mad swirlin' up the open mic
join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of June (aka 06.05.13), at 8:00 sharp, when we will swirl it up madly once again. get to the Lounge early to enjoy the feature set, featuring poet Tyler Malone! and stick around to get yourself one of the 17 spots on our list... first come, first on the list. which means... get there early! click here fo' mo' info'!
new madness in the gallery
right away, I could tell that our newest featured artist, Jack Miller, was a funky dude - a simple glimpse at his creations could definitely tell you that in a matter of seconds. what I didn't know, however, was how much raw and real talent this funky dude has. i don't even know what I like more - the crazy weird concepts his works feature, or the final products, splashes of color and out-of-this-world images that leave me mind-f**k'd when I look away, thinking...wait...what was that? get your gander on here!
mad swirlin' reviews
who wants our opinion? well, whether you like it or not, we're gonna give it to you! MH Clay gives you his poetic editorial 2-cents on Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal's "Songs for Oblivion". get the full scoop right here!
mad swirl blog
what? Mad Swirl has a blog? yep, we've zoomed into the 21st century kicking and screaming. check us out on blog spot right here.
mad swirl 6: the blue note issue
• 28 full-color pages & 23 audio tracks of swirling madness that captures the most maddest of the mad ones & the insanity that is the dallas poetry & music scene! for $5 you can be one of the first to get your hands on this limited edition, numbered copy of Mad Swirl! click here for the details.
• and lest we forget the past, take a look at the back issues of Mad Swirl I - V