Brick Road Poetry Press

poetry made to entertain, amuse, and edify

The mission of Brick Road Poetry Press is to publish and promote poetry that entertains, amuses, edifies, and surprises a wide audience of appreciative readers.  We are not qualified to judge who deserves to be published, so we concentrate on publishing what we enjoy. Our preference is for poetry geared toward dramatizing the human experience in language rich with sensory image and metaphor, recognizing that poetry can be, at one and the same time, both familiar as the perspiration of daily labor and as outrageous as a carnival sideshow.

About Amy Wright author of Cracker Sonnets

Amy Wright

Amy Wright

Amy Wright’s collection Cracker Sonnets was a finalist for the Brick Road Poetry Prize.  Her debut poetry collection, Everything in the Universe, was published by Iris Press.  Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press, Associate Professor, and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Austin Peay State University, her work has been published in Kenyon Review, Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry, and Southern Poetry Anthology (Volumes III and VI), and five chapbooks.  Together with William Wright she co-authored Creeks of the Upper South.  She has received a Peter Taylor Fellowship for the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop and Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission.  Some of her writing is online at


Preview poems from Cracker Sonnets

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