Let’s meet Martin!


Looking forward to speaking this Sunday evening (7pm) at the Hamilton Art Gallery via Steel City Stories and GritLit!

Steel City Stories

Hamilton has been called Martin Durkin’s adoptive home. Originally from a small Irish community west of Kingston, Durkin spent 5 years living in Corktown with his wife Kelly.

Over the past 15 years his life has been speMartin Durkinnt moving back and forth between his childhood home and here in the downtown core.

In 2014 Martin wrote SteelTown For Mary – Memoirs from a Dick, a book which Graham Crawford called ‘….a 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.’

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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 crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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