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 Barry mARKS author of pOSSIBLE cROCODILES

Danielle Hanson

Barry enjoys writing poetry and the occasional short story. He is a past president of the Alabama State Poetry Society and was Alabama's Poet of the Year in 1999. His first book, Possible Crocodiles, was named Alabama Poetry, Book of the Year for 2010 and his second, Sounding was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award for small press publications.

Barry Marks is a Birmingham attorney whose poetry, fiction, articles and essays have been published in nearly 100 journals, magazines and periodicals over the last 30 years. Mr. Marks was 1998 Alabama State Poetry Society Poet of the Year and his chapbook, There is Nothing Oppressive as a Good Man, won the Society's 2003 Morris Chapbook Competition. A member of the Big Table Poets, his work is featured in that group's anthologies, Poems from the Big Table and Einstein at the Odeon Cafe. He is a past president of the Alabama State Poetry Society and a former Board member of the Alabama Writer's Conclave. “I guess you could say I am a word geek, if there is such a thing. I write for a living and for recreation.”

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