My introduction to Mad Swirl came around 2006, after meeting host Johnny O
at a spoken word event somewhere and being given a copy of Mad Swirl
zine #5. Mad Swirl has been a local poetry instituion since 1999, expanding into the open mic format beginning in 2004 and continuing on right up to the present day on the first Wednesday of every month. These are photos documenting various monthly incarnations of the Swirl.