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.

Practice by Richard M. Berlin


Practice by Richard M. Berlin


Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Prize

Sample poems

Published June 18, 2015

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Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Brick Road Poetry Press
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0-9898724-4-7
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

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Poet Richard M. Berlin has been called "A twenty-first century William Carlos Williams." — Booklist

"Practice contains the poems of a sturdy, unadorned man who is not hiding behind anything, and who is not driven towards something. He is standing there observing, feeling, and interpreting the world to a broad audience of intimate listeners. He describes himself so evocatively as anxious while on vacation, but, “I can be at peace/ when I am with my patients or at home…” He might have added that his fate, as it emerges in the poems in this book, is in the orientation to life that words expose when they reveal truths that spring up inside of coherent, beautiful language." — Paul R. Fleischman, Author of Wonder: When and Why the World Appears Radiant and other books