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.

Berlin, Richard M. - Practice (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2013)

Boggess, Ace - The Prisoners (2014) & Ultra Deep Field (2017)

Conrey, Sean M. - The Word in Edgewise (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2012)

Cooperman, Robert - Just Drive (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2012)

Craven, Jackie - Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Prize 2016)

Donnelly, Richard - The Melancholy MBA (2011)

Erickson, Susan J. - Lauren Bacall Shares a Limousine (Winner, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2015)

Fike, Rupert - Lotus Buffet (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2010)

Garcia, Albert - A Meal Like That (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2013)

Green, Connie Jordan - Household Inventory (Winner, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2013)

Hanson, Danielle  - Ambushing Water (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2015)

Heath, M. Ayodele - Otherness (2011)

Held, Grey - Two-Star General (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2010)

Jonas, Shannon Tate - Battle Sleep (Winner, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2014)

Kosek, Raphael - American Mythology (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2017)

Lang, Susanna  -Tracing the Lines (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2011)

Leising, Gary - The Alp at the End of My Street (Winner, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2012)

Marks, Barry - Possible Crocodiles (2011)

McDonald, Steve - Credo (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2016)

Meyerhofer, Michael - Damnatio Memoriae (Winner, Brick Road Poetry Prize 2010)

Michael, Ann - Water-Rites (2012)

Murphy, Erin - Assisted Living (Winner, Brick Road Poetry Prize 2016)

Oates, David - Drunken Robins (2011) & The Deer’s Bandanna (2019)

Reed, Clela - Dancing on the Rim (2009)

Reich, Joseph - Pain Diary (2010)

Self, Ron - Rich Man's Son (2013)

Sherbondy, Maureen - Eulogy for an Imperfect Man (2013)

Shields, Steven Owen - Creation Story (2019)

Stanton, Joseph - Things Seen (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2014)

Steffen, Michael - Bad Behavior (Winner, Brick Road Poetry Prize 2011)

Stein, Gary- Touring the Shadow Factory (Winner, Brick Road Poetry Prize 2017)

Thomas, Jamie - Etch and Blur (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2010)

Thomas, Toni - Chosen (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2010)

Tyx, Carol - Rising to the Rim (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2011)

Watts, David - Having and Keeping - (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2015)

Wright, Amy - Cracker Sonnets (Finalist, Brick Road Poetry Book Prize 2014)