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 Erin Murphy author of Assisted Living

Erin Murphy

Erin Murphy

Erin Murphy is the author of six previous books of poetry, most recently Ancilla, and is co-editor of two anthologies from SUNY Press: Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets and Creating Nonfiction: Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers. Her poems have been published in such journals as Women’s Studies Quarterly, The Normal School, The Georgia Review, Field, Southern Humanities Review, and North American Review and featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Penn State University, Altoona College.

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