Poetry news items for upcoming March issue

We are currently accepting poetry news items for the upcoming March issue of “The Poetry Market Ezine.” You can send in poems you have had published, poetry books or chapboooks, or stories that you have had published. Send in your poetry contest info as well, but include the details on how to submit with your email. Please email your poetry or writing news to: thepoetrymarket@yahoo.com

L.B. Sedlacek: “The Moon’s Trees”

As It Ought To Be

The Moon’s Trees

In 1971 Stuart Roosa orbited the moon
on Apollo 14 with some 400 seeds packed
away in his personal kit, orbiting too.

The seeds were: loblolly pine, redwood,
sweetgum, sycamore and douglas fir.
They were germinated back on earth

and planted all over the world.  
Some were planted beside
their earthbound counterparts.

After more than 20 years, there’s 
no discernible difference between 
the two classes of trees.

Some of the trees are no longer alive.
Roosa is buried in section 7A of
Arlington National Cemetery.

Even with the intricate machinery,
the trees didn’t like what the
moon is supposed to do.

About the Author: 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” (Presa Press) and “Words…

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Random Acts of Poetry and Art Day is on February 20th! (Founded in 2012) — Blue Heron Review

Join us to spread inspiration on February 20th every year! Random Acts of Poetry & Art Day is an international day of inspiration and giving, founded in 2012. As an artistic pay-it-forward movement, our purpose is to spread the joy of the creative process. Wherever you live, please join us in creating gifts of […]

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Book Signing of “The Mailbox of the Kindred Spirit”

Book Reading and Signing on Saturday, Feb 15th from 11am-1pm at Tybrisa Books.

Visit Tybrisa Books and meet local author LB Sedlacek as she debuts her newest book, The Mailbox of the Kindred Spirit.

The Mailbox of the Kindred Spirit is real. It is the inspiration for LB’s story about Ernie and Melody who meet at a young age at a Golf Club in the mountains of North Carolina where he works and where her mother works. They grow up and grow apart and she moves to Ocean Isle Beach. Eventually he comes to a place where he tries to connect with her again. The mailbox plays an important part in their story.

The mailbox is set up beyond almost the last set of sand dunes. It’s tucked away behind one. There’s a couple of benches where you can sit and watch the fishing boats or the tides roll in and out. The first time she went to the mailbox it was so late it got dark. It was quite the moving experience.

LB, author of the locally set mystery “The Glass River,” hopes you enjoy this new story – it’s somewhat of a love story with a tiny bit of poetry thrown in. It is near and dear to her heart!

“The Mailbox of the Kindred Spirit”