Thursday, May 31, 2018

Finishing Line Press Chapbook of the Day

FINISHING LINE PRESS CHAPBOOK OF THE DAY:
Words and Bones by LB Sedlacek
$13.99, paper
https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/words-and-bones-by-lb-sedlacek/
LB Sedlacek is a poet, author, editor, poem critic and publisher. She has had poetry and short fiction published in numerous journals and zines. Her poetry and short fiction have won several awards. She co-hosted ESC! Magazine’s podcast for the small press, “Coffee House to Go” with Michael Potter. She also served as a Poetry Editor for “ESC! Magazine.” She is the Publisher of “The Poetry Market Ezine” a poetry resource newsletter just for poets. She holds a BA in Business from Lenoir-Rhyne University and an MA in Communications and Theatre from Wake Forest University. She lives in North Carolina with her family and their hyperactive dog! In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, and volunteering for her local humane society. Her website is www.lbsedlacek.com Find her on Facebook @lbsedlacekpoet or Instagram @poetryinla

”Words and Bones” is an apt title for LB Sedlacek‘s fine chapbook for words are the scaffolding in these pages; words which both come from and go to the marrow. The author’s craft here has a simplicity, an elegance in clarity which makes even the complex, the scientific, not only accessible but familiar as a memory shared by a particularly American yet, ultimately, universally humane collective unconscious. What a fine mineral of many facets she has brought from her depths into the light of day.” –Stephen Mead, Visual Artist/Author

“You’d never think a skeleton is a complete person. I would have said the same thing about a poem until LB Sedlacek‘s “Words and Bones” came along. It’s a work which truly strips its poems down to their bare bones with all the un-necessary words nowhere to be found, leaving a manuscript of complete and wonderfully brief pieces. These poems expose the often overlooked remarkable details in the every day mundane which can only be seen when a poet’s eyes gaze upon them. The heartbreak, the wonder…you’ll begin to see it in your bones too.” –Rick Lupert, author of “God Wrestler”
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Please support my fiction project, The Mailbox of the Kindred Spirit, on Kickstarter

This project is near and dear to my heart. If you care to support it, I'd be most honored. While it does contain 2 poems, it is actually a literary fiction love story of sorts. The mailbox, if you don't know already, is real. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/342889535/the-mailbox-of-the-kindred-spirit

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Preview poem from "Words and Bones" forthcoming from Finishing Line Press


Whispered Silence
by LB Sedlacek
                                   
                                       He moved his lips this morning.
There was no sound, but I’d
turned it down, but when I
turned it up all I could hear
was the hum of the signal.
It was faded and blocked by the trees
and those eyesore cell phone
towers that never send a signal
when you need it.  I whacked the
TV but that didn’t help.  My
eyes seized on a caption that
explained why there was no
sound.  I took my cell phone
and whacked it on the counter.
I dropped it in the sink to see
if it would float.  I dropped
one in a toilet two years
ago and it sank like my
hand did when I spotted a
fish and tried to grab it.
His lips keep moving and I
watch them transfixed.  I look
up “transmogrification” in
the dictionary and think there
are more words than I could
ever imagine that start with
“ex.”  I stare at his mouth,
his beard, his curly black
and white hair and realize
that I heard every word.

The book is $13.99. Include $2.99 per copy for shipping and handling.  Please mail all orders with a check payable to Finishing Line Press at PO Box 1626 Georgetown KY 40324 or pre-order online:  Pre-Order “Words and Bones” by LB Sedlacek

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Another review of "The Glass River" by LB Sedlacek

“Please write another mystery novel!! You are a great author.” ~Holly C.

The Glass River by LB Sedlacek Order “The Glass River”
Description:  Private Detective Chance Richardson stumbles upon the brutally murdered body of Al Bryant out near Happy Valley, North Carolina – the site of the infamous real-life Tom Dooley murder of Laura Foster – after intercepting a CB broadcast asking for help. A local town drunk by the name of Henry Lee Coffey is found near the crime scene and arrested for Al’s murder. Henry’s wife, Ruby, was also killed in a similar manner several years ago which caused Henry to abandon his job, home and to drink. Chance’s pal, newspaper reporter Kelly Grant, is asked by her former high school nemesis Mary Beth Coffey Dula to check into the crime for Henry’s sake. Chance and Kelly start nosing around the former Henry Coffey house, Al Bryant’s place, into Ruby Coffey’s murder and in and around the Happy Valley area, and dig a little into the Tom Dooley legend.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

PRE-ORDER NOW FROM FINISHING LINE PRESS: WORDS AND BONES

“Words and Bones” new from Finishing Line Press comes out this summer. “You’d never think a skeleton is a complete person. I would have said the same thing about a poem until LB Sedlacek‘s “Words and Bones” came along. It’s a work which truly strips its poems down to their bare bones with all the un-necessary words nowhere to be found, leaving a manuscript of complete and wonderfully brief pieces…”  ~Rick Lupert, author of “God Wrestler”   SEDLACEK-LB-WEB-600x600
The book is $13.99. Include $2.99 per copy for shipping and handling.  Please mail all orders with a check payable to Finishing Line Press at PO Box 1626 Georgetown KY 40324 or pre-order online:  Pre-Order “Words and Bones” by LB Sedlacek

Friday, March 16, 2018

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LB Sedlacek on Medium

Our Publisher and Editor has poems, articles and musings up on Medium.  Read more at:
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