L.B. Sedlacek

Poet, Fiction Writer

PO Box 703
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: 
828-394-9428
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Author's Bio

BIO: LB Sedlacek is a poet, editor, publisher, author and poem critic. She currently serves as a literary representative for her local Arts Council Board.  Her first short story collection, "Four Thieves of Vinegar & Other Short Stories" was released on Leap Day 2020 by Alien Buddha Press.  Her latest poetry books are "The Poet Next Door" published by Cyberwit, "Words and Bones" published by Finishing Line Press, "The Architect of French Fries" published by Presa Press, and "The Adventures of Stick People on Cars" published by Alien Buddha Press. 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 “Poetry in LA - 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,” "Adelaide Literary Magazine," "The Courtship of Winds," and others. She also swims, reads and plays the ukulele and tries to play the guitar.  She especially enjoys modern art and sculptures, and taking pictures of signs. 

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Journals:
Adagio Verse Quarterly
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Circle Magazine
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Edgar Literary Magazine
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Hurricane Review
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Inkburns
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Literary House Review
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Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal
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Sunsets and Silencers
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Talisman
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Texas Poetry Journal
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The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
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Wild Goose Poetry Review

Poetry

Anthology:
Best of Foliate Oak Online (University of Arkansas Press, 2004)
Books:
The Poet Next Door (Cyberwit.net, 2020)
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Words and Bones (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
Chapbooks:
The Adventures of Stick People on Cars (Alien Buddha Press, 2019)
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The Architect of French Fries (Presa Press, 2019)
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Alexandra's Wreck (Kitty Litter Press, 2002)
Journals:
Adelaide Literary Magazine
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Bear Creek Haiku
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Big Pulp
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Cloudbank
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Connotation Press
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Copperfield Review
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ESC! Magazine
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Fickle Muses: an online journal of myth and legend
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Folded Word
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Gloom Cupboard
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Illumen
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Inspirit
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Mamazine
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Manorborn
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Mastodon Dentist
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Paumanok Review
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Poesia
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Poetic Diversity
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Poetry Kit
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Poetry Monthly
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Prolific Press
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Pure Francis
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Red River Review
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RiverLit
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Sea Stories
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Shaking Like a Mountain
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Sketchbook: A Journal for Eastern & Western Short Forms
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Skive Magazine
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T-Zero
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Tertulia Magazine
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The Aroostook Review
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The Broken Plate
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The Faircloth Review
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The Whirlwind Review
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Third Wednesday
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Unlikely Stories
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Word Riot
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Prizes won: 
  • The Stars That Never Shown Poetry Contest, Lone Stars Magazine - 3rd Place for "The Winter Cellar" - Poetry, April 2018. 
  • 2010 Caldwell Literary Awards - First Place for "Keep What You Catch" - Poetry, 2010
  • Caldwell Literary Awards - First Place for "Walking by Sound" - Poetry, 2008
  • Caldwell Literary Awards - First Place for "Corporeal" - Fiction, 2008
  • 2007 Caldwell Literary Awards - Third Place for "Balance" - Poetry, October 2007
  • "Lucidity" Honorable Mention Juried Selection for "A-Frames" Vol. 21, - Poetry, 2006
  • Gin Bender Review Poetry Contest - Third Place for "To Napoleon Sarony Regarding Oscar Wilde, Portrait No. 18" - Poetry, 2004

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Ted Kooser, Hart Crane, Rainer Maria Rilke, Nikki Giovanni, Tony Hillerman, Dani Shapiro, Jack Kerouac, Mary Oliver
What I'm reading now: 
The Essential Poet's Glossary by Edward Hirsch, Big Sur by Jack Kerouac, The Gourmet Paper Maker by Ellaraine Lockie, Modern Poems: An Introduction to Poetry by Richard Ellmann, Editor, The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco, The Optimist by Sophie Kipner

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Raised in: 
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Last update: Jul 21, 2020