Book Signing at Tybrisa Books on Sat, Feb 4th — LB Sedlacek

On Saturday Feb 4th, local Poet and Author LB Sedlacek will be doing a book signing from her newest books at Tybrisa Books in Lenoir.  The two featured books are “Night Swim” which is poetry and “The Jackalope Committee and Other Tales” which is mostly Science Fiction short stories and a few flash fictions.  Tybrisa […]

Book Signing at Tybrisa Books on Sat, Feb 4th — LB Sedlacek

Graffiti Poems

Have you ever written a graffiti poem?  If not, have you seen graffiti somewhere?  

I have seen graffiti many places but generally not in the area where I live.  The town is small and there are simply not too many places for it.  

Yesterday, I saw lots of it in underground street tunnels.  These tunnels run underneath a busy road at a big university and they’re used to keep people from crossing the street in all the traffic.  There’s another tunnel decorated in graffiti near the university – this one runs under the highway and is part of the local Greenway aka walking paths.  

It’s interesting to see what people decide to paint or spray paint.  Words, drawings, some things quite unmentionable, quotes, movie lines, etc.  

I find graffiti interesting.  No, I don’t agree with defacing public property but it is what it is.  

I have written poems about graffiti I’ve seen – I wrote a couple about the walkway to the Morris Island Lighthouse off of Folly Beach (in Charleston SC) in my book “Chucktown” with poems all about that particular area.  You can’t access the lighthouse except by water, but there is a road that leads to the beach across from it.  The entire thing is covered in graffiti.  

If you’re a writer mostly likely you like to read and you have a love of words like me.  There are some interesting “words” used in graffiti.  You can easily write a poem from something you see or even write a found poem from it.  

Writing is simply what you make it.  Writing a poem can take you to all kinds of different places.  How will you write a poem today?

This is some of the graffiti in one of the pedestrian tunnels.

This article by LB Sedlacek was originally published on “Artemis at Midnight” –

Poet: A Poet’s Guide and Mini Workbook

Poet: A Poet’s Guide and Mini Workbook now available in E-book or Paperback.

This book is about what it’s like to live as a poet. It’s not just a profession! If you are a writer, a poet, then it affects your world, your head, your heart and those around you. No matter what you do to make a living, you are a poet through and through all day, all night.

Living your life as a poet is almost like writing a poem: you take words, thoughts and organize them to fit a certain structure. For me, poetry = life!

Love, Loss and Cardiac Issues – an Impspired Publication — LB Sedlacek

The special fundraising book from Impspired Publications, “Love, Loss and Cardiac Issues” is now available. My short story, “A More Accurate Description of Paint”, is included in it. The profits from this book will go to heart charities. Impspired’s publisher is Steve Cawte. You can check it out and order your copy here:

Love, Loss and Cardiac Issues – an Impspired Publication — LB Sedlacek

The Poet Protection Plan

From the Publisher and Editor of the long time free resource for Poets, “The Poetry Market Ezine,” comes a book on being a poet!

The essays or articles in this new book are about writing, or marketing yourself as a writer. Navigating your life as a writer or poet, may be difficult. Do you have another job besides writing? Even if you have a writing related job, you are probably doing that to supplement your writer life income. There’s hope! At least, that’s what these essays are all about, how you can gel your regular work life with your work as a writer.