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.

Poetry by David Oates from The Deer’s Bandanna


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though almost invisible

this bright day

the toddler finds

its pale crescent

“Moo! Moo!”

second performance of the Nutcracker

“magic dust” glitter on everything

shining in the sun

plastic bags woven

in an osprey’s nest

as she turns

the glint of a diamond

on her nose

in the quiet

study room

a loud perfume

spring morning

the redbud blossoms

taste like raw peas

sailing trip

grapes taste

of sunscreen

as I walk

through fallen leaves

the smell, the sound