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 Watts author of Having and KeEping


David Watts

David Watts grew up in Texas, thus the scattered references throughout this work to the characteristics of the terrain and subtle tonalities that capture the personalities of the people there.  The “can do” attitude that characterized his family helped him to move forward into many fields, medicine, classical music, scientific invention, radio and television hosting and production, and finally, after mid-life, to become a poet and a writer. 

His literary credits include seven books of poetry, two collections of short stories, a mystery novel, a best-selling western and several essays.  He has received awards in academics, medical excellence, television production and for the quality of his writing.  He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and Professor of Poetry at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco.  He lives in California with his wife and two sons.

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