Poems inside the Tweedsmuir?

After reading a great article today about the upcoming monthly installments regarding First Tuesday Muse at the Tweedsmuir Tavern in Tweed Ontario – I couldn’t help but think….poetry and taverns?

But you know what – one of the ALL TIME greatest poems is about just that…..poetry in a tavern. And the idea of people reading and discussing great literature over a few pints just gets my motor revving….especially when it’s inside a tavern that at times has been known to be a little…..rowdy.

The first session is to take place on May 3rd from 7 until 9pm……and knowing the talent that is in this rural area……it should be one helluva good time.

Anyone interested in learning more can join the Facebook group:


Anyone interested in reading that great article I spoke about can go here:


Anyone interested in knowing what ALL TIME greatest poem I was talking about can go here….it’s my own spoken version of the piece. And Gawd knows no one can do it better than the original master….Al Purdy reading his poem At The Quinte Hotel….but what the hell….until May 3rd:


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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