Fire-brand poet and humourist Brunty returns to The Windsor Tavern at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, where he will captivate the crowd from the newly-extended outside deck and beer garden.
It has been almost two years since Brunty regaled audiences with his unique style of poetry and humour. Accessible, comprehensible, free from obscure metaphors and vague symbolism, but overflowing with cleverly chosen words woven into ebullient ‘everyman/woman’ poems, Brunty delivers like a seasoned actor, rather than an academic venturing a tepid recital.
Many will remember the Vankleek Hill poet’s ‘Shooting the S—t’ poetry reading and the launch of his book of the same title, as well as his numerous readings in the Windsor Tavern and Le Chateau in Hudson.
Brunty does not simply compose poems – he lives the poems that are eclectic, humorous, heartwarming and heartfelt. He has also had the past 18 months of pandemic lifestyle to conjure up a mesmerizing and inspiring new collection. Don’t worry, this is far from a ‘woe is me’ body of work. It is quixotic and replete with bon ami and mirth.
There is a reason Brunty performs in pubs, taverns and bars – entertaining and inspiring audiences with his poetic performances. It is because the artist knows where his audience lives and thrives at being able to connect with fans.
The readings at the Windsor on July 25 will also have an added attraction. Brunty has collaborated with his publicity partner, Maggi Macaulay to produce a limited graphic edition of four of his selected works. There will be a total of 10 limited edition prints of each of these classic Brunty poems beautifully designed and printed for sale at the venue and hand signed by both Brunty and Maggi.
Admission is free to see Brunty on July 25. Reservations can be made by phoning the Windsor Tavern at 613-678-2122.