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 Gary Stein author of Touring the Shadow Factory


Gary Stein

author of Touring the Shadow Factory

Gary Stein’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Folio, The Sow’s Ear, The Asheville Poetry Review, Gargoyle, and numerous other journals and anthologies.  His chapbook, Between Worlds (Finishing Line Press, 2014), was a finalist in the publisher’s annual national competition.  Gary’s work has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  He holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, served three years as Book Review Editor of Poet Lore, and co-edited the poetry anthology: Cabin Fever (The Word Works, 2004).  Gary has taught Creative Writing in colleges and high schools, but he currently practices law in the D.C. metropolitan area where he and his wife have raised two sons.

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