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.

The Alp at the End of My Street by Gary Leising


The Alp at the End of My Street by Gary Leising


Sample Poems

Winner of the Brick Road Poetry Prize

Paperback: 122 pages
Publisher: Brick Road Poetry Press (August 29, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0989872416
ISBN-13: 978-0989872416
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces

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Sample Poems

“The earth is not love” writes Gary Leising, and yet in poem after poem, in this, his most welcome debut collection, The Alp at the End of My Street, he is able to achieve that sweet mutability that the best poems do so well: to vividly confirm the blood and funk of our brute human enterprise and yet, in so doing, discover love: delightful, truthful, redemptive, outrageous, witty, and unexpectedly hopeful.  We trust this voice for its maturity, intelligence and indefatigable curiosity. 

—Kwame Dawes, author of Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems

The alp at the end of Gary Leising’s street is many things but to me it embodies the immensity of life’s surprising spiritual eruptions, doubts, and challenges amid the mundane.  The Alp at the End of My Street is
full of happily disconcerting shifts between humor and high seriousness, and it is rich with daring but agreeable leaps of imagination that surprise and delight.  The author’s intelligence, good humor, and
common sense light up every poem in this outstanding collection.  

—Andrew Hudgins, author of American Rendering: New and Selected Poems