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.

Drunken Robins by David Oates


Drunken Robins by David Oates


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Paperback: 132 pages

Publisher: Brick Road Poetry Press (April 19, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0984100512

ISBN-13: 978-0984100514

Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces

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Like a quirky photographer, David Oates has captured moments from life—funny, ironic wistful, poignant, odd, warm, happy and beautiful—and distilled them into short, evocative poems. David is the author of a previous book of similar poems, "Shifting with my Sandwich Hand," and one of stories and poems, "Night of the Potato." He has worked as a reporter, columnist, photographer, comic-strip writer, teacher, poetry-slam organizer and emcee, and editor and publisher of "Monkey," a magazine of satire and slam poetry. He hosted the public-radio shows "Front Porch Stories" and "Great Apes," and is currently the host and producer of Wordland on WUGA, Athens, GA.