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 David Oates author of Drunken Robins

David Oates

David Oates


David Oates teaches math and English and hosts Wordland, a public-radio show on WUGA, Athens, devoted to poetry, fiction, and comedy. His own writing has been published in little magazines and newspapers. His previous haiku and senryu collection is Shifting with My Sandwich Hand. Sow's Ear Press published his short-story and poetry collection Night of the Potato. He has worked as a reporter, and wrote for the comic strip Shoe in the 80's. He also created and hosted Great Apes, a public-radio comedy show, for 7 years.

Originally from Nashville, Oates has a BA in English from the University of Chicago and an MA in Fiction Writing from the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago. He lived for six years in rural Appalachia while his wife worked in a community health clinic there. He has also worked as a reporter, an Encyclopedia Britannica proofreader, and a college-composition instructor. He moved to Athens, Georgia, 17 years ago, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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