Information Regarding SteelTown For Mary, a Ground breaking New Book by Martin Durkin….

SteelTown For Mary: Memoirs From a Dick

Over the coming week, information will be coming out about the book, including cost, availability, and format(s).

By Following the links, people can stay informed about all the details:

Martin Durkin wishes to thank in advance, all those who have shown support for this book and helped him in ways he never thought possible.

SteelTown For Mary: Memoirs From a Dick. What is it? In short, It’s about a fictional retired Hamilton Detective, in love with the city he was proud to serve for many years. It’s about friendship, coming to terms with loss both personal and professional. And it’s about discovering a new path in life.

With April 21 quickly approaching for a release date, follow the above mentioned links for all the details. Thank you again to all who have helped bring this book to fruition.

“An unusual and remarkably rich and evocative narrative told so adeptly by an author who knows how to use in almost impossibly few words to engage the reader. Durkin brings Hamilton and its characters to life, stanza by stanza.” -Graham Crawford,Owner Hamilton HIStory + HERitage

From Lindi Pierce, Heritage writer, researcher and member of the Local and National Al Purdy A-frame association boards….”If Dashiell Hammett had written poetry, he would have written this!”

“With this book he takes a long step forward into the ranks of Canadian poets of consequence.– Chris Faiers, Canadian Poet and Recipient of the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Medal



About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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