Please support our community poetry project – From the Teacher: “Help me give my students a poetry writing workshop with books by author and guest speaker L. Sedlacek included to inspire students’ imaginations as they explore their community.”
LB Sedlacek is an award winning poet and fiction author. LB served as a Poetry Editor and in New Media for “ESC! Magazine.” LB’s poems and short short stories have appeared in numerous publications worldwide. LB has been publishing The Poetry Market Ezine for over 15 years.
Find out more:
- By LB Sedlacek:
- “Life After Wreck” – a memoir
- Infra Dig (It’s a Chemical Life)
- From the Mixed Up Mind of a Real Live Genius
- Hey Astro!
- Mars or Bust
- Only in LA (LA Poems)
- Out to Lunch
- Spy Techniques
- Sugar Cubes and Other Stories
- The Cat and the Carroll A. Deering and Other NC Poems
- The Catnip Gene
- The EP Hunting Club: Book One “The Poem Code”
- The EP Hunting Club: Book Two “Redshift”
- The EP Hunting Club: Prequel “The Test Message”
- The Glass River
- The Red Brick Dust Sky
- Traveling with Fish
- Tuesday is Wednesday, Vol. 1
FROM FINISHING LINE PRESS: WORDS AND BONES
“Words and Bones” new from Finishing Line Press. “You’d never think a skeleton is a complete person. I would have said the same thing about a poem until LB Sedlacek‘s “Words and Bones” came along. It’s a work which truly strips its poems down to their bare bones with all the un-necessary words nowhere to be found, leaving a manuscript of complete and wonderfully brief pieces…” ~Rick Lupert, author of “God Wrestler”
Sample Poem from “Words and Bones”:
The plastic surgery of a tomato
may be necessary if your plants
are healthy but the flowers fall
off prematurely. The tomato could have
blossom drop which can be caused
by high temperatures (85º F or 75º F)
by low temperatures (below 55º nights)
The plastic surgery of a tomato
may look good on you at first
if you are healthy and your
face is full. You could still
experience drop off sometimes caused by
age, lack of elasticity and volume
in your skin, or genetics
The book is $13.99. Include $2.99 per copy for shipping and handling. Please mail all orders with a check payable to Finishing Line Press at PO Box 1626 Georgetown KY 40324 or order online: Pre-Order “Words and Bones” by LB Sedlacek
New! – “Poetry in LA, 2: LA vs LA”
Return to more poems about LA, Lenoir Area, in this second book featuring poetry from the Facebook page, @poetryinla. This time poems cover our local arts scene such as our murals and the famous Dirt Circle (“Across the Grain” sculpture by Thomas Sayre.) Poems go back in time to what our area was originally known as “Tuckers Barn” and to days of local raw honey and homemade molasses, the old Blue Bell plant and Lenoir High School. Current outdoor sculptures as well a local popular fresco get a nod in this second book, a sequel to “Poetry in LA – Only in LA (LA Poems)” published last year, 2017. There’s also a follow up to the poem “Hibriten Mountain” from the first book with the new poem “Mill Mountain to Hibriten Mountain.” If you enjoyed the first book “Only in LA,” you’ll want to read the follow up book with the new poems, too!
New! – “Only in LA (LA Poems)” – successfully funded on Kickstarter!
Poetry about L.A. (east in North Carolina). These poems are taken from the FB page, Poetry in LA (@poetryinla) created by LB Sedlacek. Poems are about Hibriten Mountain, the annual Sculpture Fest, the annual Blackberry Festival, Wilson Creek, Highways 18 and 90, the antique car shows, old buildings, and the general way of life in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain area that locals fondly call “LA.” for Lenoir Area.
NEW! – “Constellate”
This is a chapbook with travel poems from a trip to the North Carolina coast, Ocean Isle, Sunset Beach, Bald Head Island, and to the South Carolina beaches, Myrtle, North Myrtle, Cherry Grove. It’s adventure I seek whenever I take a trip. Some of the adventures are mainstream and well some are not! The best part of planning is not to make a plan! That’s how you have the best adventures! It’s great for me to just be by or near the ocean, the water and the sounds of the waves are so soothing. Please join in this new poetical ocean adventure with me!