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 Joseph Stanton author of Things Seen

Joseph Stanton

Joseph Stanton

Joseph Stanton’s previous books of poems are A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban Oʻahu,  Imaginary Museum: Poems on Art, Cardinal Points: Poems on St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, and What the Kite Thinks: A Linked Poem (co-authored with Makoto Ōoka, Wing Tek Lum, and Jean Toyama).  His other sorts of books include Looking for Edward Gorey, The Important Books: Children’s Picture Books as Art and Literature, Stan Musial: A Biography, and A Hawaiʻi Anthology.  His poems have appeared in New Letters, Antioch Review, Poetry, Harvard Review, Poetry East, Cortland Review, New York Quarterly, and many other magazines.  He has collaborated on many occasions with artists, musicians, and other writers.  He has received many awards for his work including the Tony Quagliano International Poetry Award, the Cades Award for Literature, and the Ekphrasis Prize.  Things Seen was a finalist for the Brick Road Poetry Prize.  In his day job, he is an art historian and a literary historian.  He is a Professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.


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