L.B. Sedlacek

PO Box 703
Lenoir, NC 28645

Author's Bio

BIO: LB Sedlacek is a poet, editor, publisher, author and poem critic. Her latest poetry book is "Words and Bones" being published by Finishing Line Press in August 2018. She is also the author several other chapbooks, several of which ("Poetry in LA (Only in LA)," “Mars or Bust,” “Hey Astro!,” and “Infra Dig (It’s a Chemical Life)”) were successfully funded poetry projects on Kickstarter. In 2001, she created and still publishes “The Poetry Market E-zine,” a free monthly resource for poets. In 2017, she created a local Facebook page for local poetry (@poetryinla) which has inspired the poetry chapbook and E-book “Only in LA (LA poems).” She teaches poetry to local elementary and middle school students. She has a BA in Business and a MA in Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts. She is also a former Poetry Editor for “ESC! Magazine” and co-hosted the small press podcast “Coffee House to Go” for several years with Michael Potter. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications such as “Big Pulp,” “Branches,” “Tales of the Talisman,” “The Broken Plate,” “Pure Francis,” “Mastodon Dentist,” and others. She is also a Part-Time Lifeguard. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and volunteering for her local humane society.

Publications and Prizes

Words and Bones
(Finishing Line Press, 2018)
Best of Foliate Oak Online
(University of Arkansas Press, 2004)
Adagio Verse Quarterly, Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters, Bear Creek Haiku, Big Pulp, Circle Magazine, Cloudbank, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Copperfield Review, Cowboy Poetry Press, Edgar Literary Magazine, ESC! Magazine, Exit 13 Magazine, Fickle Muses: an online journal of myth and legend, Folded Word, Foliate Oak, Free Verse, Ginosko Literary Journal, Gloom Cupboard, Hurricane Review, I-70 Review, Illumen, Inkburns, Inspirit, Literary House Review, Main Street Rag, Mamazine, Manorborn, Mastodon Dentist, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, Paumanok Review, Poesia, Poetic Diversity, Poetry Kit, Poetry Monthly, Poetry Pacific, Prolific Press, Pure Francis, Random Sample Review, Red River Review, RiverLit, SAND, Sea Stories, Shaking Like a Mountain, Sick Lit Magazine, Sketchbook: A Journal for Eastern & Western Short Forms, Skive Magazine, Sunsets and Silencers, T-Zero, Talisman, Tertulia Magazine, Texas Poetry Journal, The Aroostook Review, The Broken Plate, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Faircloth Review, The Whirlwind Review, Woven Tale Press, Third Wednesday, Unlikely Stories, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Word Riot
Alexandra's Wreck
(Kitty Litter Press, 2002)
Prizes Won: 
2010 Caldwell Literary Awards - First Place for "Keep What You Catch" - Poetry. 2008 Caldwell Literary Awards - First Place for "Walking by Sound" - Poetry. 2008 Caldwell Literary Awards - First Place for "Corporeal" - Fiction. 2007 Caldwell Literary Awards - Third Place for "Balance" - Poetry, October 2007. "Lucidity" Honorable Mention Juried Selection for "A-Frames" Vol. 21, - Poetry, summer 2006. Gin Bender Review Poetry Contest - Third Place for "To Napoleon Sarony Regarding Oscar Wilde, Portrait No. 18" - Poetry, 2004.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Hourglass by Dani Shapiro
The Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
The Wheeling Year by Ted Kooser
Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg
Favorite Books: 
"Alice to Nowhere," "Picturing the Wreck," "White Buildings," "Braided Creek," "Still Life with Woodpecker."
Favorite Authors: 
Ted Kooser, Hart Crane, Rainer Maria Rilke, Nikki Giovanni, Tony Hillerman, Dani Shapiro, Lee Child

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
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Magnolia Tree on High Street "The magnolia tree/ giant, now abandoned.// Somehow it didn’t/ seem so tall/ thick green leaves/ white flowered blossoms/ beautiful, but abandoned...." (Originally published in "The Broad River Review" Vol. 48 Spring 2016)
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Last updated: Aug 06, 2018