The Three Forks War poem ties for 10th place

My poem, “The Three Forks War,” from my poetry chapbook “The Architect of French Fries” tied for 10th place in the recent Poetry Super Highway 2020 poetry contest. Presa Press published the chapbook. The poem itself is based on a real conversation at the Hunan on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. I lived there for many years. I am thrilled to have this poem recognized as it’s one of my favorites.

Email me if you want to buy a copy – it’s $8 US plus Postage lbsedlacek@gmail.com

A Sunless Sea – Book Launch

BOOK LAUNCH:  Sat. Oct 17th, 2020 from 11am – 2pm at Tybrisa Books for “A Sunless Sea” the sequel to the award nominated mystery “The Glass River.”  Come meet author LB Sedlacek and get your book signed.  This local mystery is set mostly on Hibriten Mountain.  You can also purchase the paperback or ebook online now.  Sedlacek is also author of the romantic favorite “The Mailbox of the Kindred Spirit,” the psychological thriller “Intent,” the NC Nags Head, Hatteras and Ocracoke set literary fiction novel “Traveling with Fish” and the creator of “Poetry in LA.”  Find out more:  LB Sedlacek

https://www.amazon.com/Sunless-Sea-Detective-Richardson-mystery-ebook/dp/B08BKC9VQR

Let’s Stop Saying, “I Don’t Like Poetry” by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

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Let’s Stop Saying, “I Don’t Like Poetry”

by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
book and marketing consultant, writer and sometime poet


When I was taking my first poetry class as an adult, I was surprised when UCLA poetry icon Suzanne Lummis sashayed into a our classroom and said, “Good evening, Poets!” It seemed overblown. Arrogant… even foreign. “Poet” as a title seemed a little highfalutin for us humble students. And I am a person who believes attitude is everything. When it comes to poetry, too many of us harbor attitudes much like mine. Therefore, they say “I don’t like poetry,” because it’s easier than even supposing that one might get off one’s duff and learn to like it! Or giving it enough consideration to realize the statement is a little like saying “I hate Picasso” when they don’t know enough about his work to know the man painted in several styles. So, do…

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It’s finally here in Paperback or E-book, “A Sunless Sea” (the sequel to the award nominated mystery “The Glass River”)

Chance and Kelly are back in this local mystery set high up on Hibriten Mountain! “Something’s going down on the mountain, and you’re not gonna like it!” The determined Private Detective and adventurous Reporter investigate a murder that leads them up high on the mountain.

A Sunless Sea