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.

About Steve McDonald author of Credo

Steve McDonald

Steve McDonald

Steve McDonald’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Boulevard, Nimrod, The Atlanta Review, RATTLE, The Crab Creek Review, The Paterson Literary Review, Spillway, Best New Poets 2010, and elsewhere. His chapbook Golden Fish / Dark Pond took first place in The Comstock Review’s 2014 chapbook awards. Individual poems have won awards from Tiferet, Nimrod, Beyond Baroque, and others. In addition to Golden Fish / Dark Pond (Comstock Review 2015), Steve’s books include the full-length collection House of Mirrors (Tebot Bach 2013), and the chapbook Where There Was No Pattern (Finishing Line Press 2007). Professor Emeritus of English at Palomar College in San Marcos, California, Steve lives with his wife, Marlyle, in nearby Murrieta. He can be contacted through his website at

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