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.
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
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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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.
Join me on Sept 26th for a free online live poetry event. I will read from some of my newest poetry books. Sign up here to join me: https://www.facebook.com/events/690857028185107/?__mref=mb
One Senator, one murder, one boat crash, Pea Island, Asheville, Nags Head, one Sheriff and two childhood friends who reconnect in a most unusual way and oh yeah the Boom Boom club – may be as dumb as dumb laws but all of it oh so true!
My newest poetry book, “Simultaneous Submissions,” has just been published by Cyberwit. It features the 22 page title poem which is all about writers doing just that … submitting (and writing and submitting again). You can contact me directly for a signed copy or get one online https://www.amazon.com/dp/9390202620
New poem published on “The Big Windows Review” – the poem is “Swimmer for Hire”
Review of my newest poetry book, “This Space Available,” is now up. It was reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson.
If you’d like to support my writing, then you can tip me on Venmo https://venmo.com/LB-Sedlacek