Book Launch and Signing of “The Poet Next Door” — LB Sedlacek

Visit Tybrisa Books and meet local poet and writer, LB Sedlacek as she debuts her newest book – Saturday, June 6th from 11am-2pm The Poet Next Door is a book of poems. The title poem was written for the inaugural Poetry Caldwell at the Caldwell Arts Council where Sedlacek was the featured reader. The poem […]

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“Legend of the Blue Smoke” by L.B. Sedlacek

Sparks of Calliope

Seven Cherokee tribes
the first human inhabitants along
the Appalachia stretch from Tennessee
to North Carolina
hills flowing with rivers,
streams and magical pools,
forests home to deer, black bear,
all magical too
a magical place
blue clouds
and swirling
named shaconage by
the Cherokee
— land of the blue smoke
(the Great Smoky Mountains)
(the Blue Ridge Mountains).

The smoke
the blue
its source:
breathing vegetation
volatile organic compounds
from shrubs, ferns, vines, trees
tiny gaseous molecules
combining to form particles
scattering blue light from the sky
and with the sunlight chasing
the sky, the humidity and
rainfall, air and elevation
it all makes natural blue.

L.B. Sedlacek is an award winning poet and author with poetry and fiction appearing in many different journals and zines.  Her latest poetry books are The Adventures of Stick People on Cars (Alien Buddha Press), The Architect of French Fries

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The Poet’s Survival Guide E-books for Books 3 & 4 now on sale


In the fourth book of the “The Poet’s Survival Guide”, learn how to continue nurturing and living your life as a poet. You’ll be given information on how to sculpt your poems and to be persistent in pursuit of crafting and publishing your works. Refresh your poetic skills, work on performance art of your poems. Above all else, learn how to keep living the poetical life!


Get back to the basics to sustain your life as a poet. Improve your odds. Create your best poems. Figure out which way to go: electronic or paper. Branch out and get your poetry fix while creating and maintaining new and tried and true ways to continue your career as a poet.