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.

Who are the Editors?

Keith Badowski, editor & co-founder

Keith Badowski, editor & co-founder

Keith Badowski, resident of Phenix City, holds a Masters in English Lit from SIU, Carbondale, and is a co-founder and editor of Brick Road Poetry Press. Some of his poetry has been published in FutureCycle Poetry, Birmingham Arts Journal, Monkey, Rambunctious Review, and Reach of Song. His poetry was also featured on WUGA’s Wordland radio show. His recent chapbook of spontaneous poetry is entitled, My Wife Warned Me and I Did It Anyway. In 2009, he began a 2 year stint as President of the Georgia Poetry Society, and he co-founded Brick Road Poetry Press. At the Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference, he has been a featured reader, workshop leader, and spontaneous poem writer (on an antique Royal manual typewriter). He serves as a minister at Epworth United Methodist Church. He dearly loves his wife Christina.

Ron Self is a lawyer-musician in Columbus, Georgia, and teaches part-time at Columbus State University. He is a frequent participant in poetry readings and workshops and hosts two monthly open mic poetry events in Columbus, GA and Phenix City, Alabama.  His work has appeared in Atlanta Review, The English Journal, The Cortland Review, Encore, The Legal Studies Forum, Shout Them from the Mountaintops, and Reach of Song, among other publications. He was the 2008 recipient of the Plains Poets Award and the 2010 San Antonio Poetry Prize, and is a co-founder and editor of Brick Road Poetry Press.