L.B. Sedlacek

PO Box 703Lenoir, NC 28645

Author's Bio

LB Sedlacek has had poetry and short fiction published in a variety of publications. She is the author of 11 chapbooks. The latest is "The District of Confusion (the Washington DC poems)." She holds an M.A. in Speech Communications & Theater Arts and a B.A. in Business and History. She served as Poetry Editor and in New Media for "ESC! Magazine" and co-hosted and hosted the podcast for writers, "Coffee House to Go."

Publications and Prizes


Alexandra's Wreck
(Kitty Litter Press,


Best of Foliate Oak Online
(University of Arkansas Press,


Circle Magazine
Hurricane Review
Texas Poetry Journal
Edgar Literary Magazine
Free Verse
Wild Goose Poetry Review
Adagio Verse Quarterly
Paumanok Review
Word Riot
I-70 Review
Red River Review
Bear Creek Haiku
ESC! Magazine
Skive Magazine
Tertulia Magazine
Main Street Rag
Gloom Cupboard
Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal
Assisi Journal
Connotation Press
Literary House Review
Fickle Muses: an online journal of myth and legend
Sea Stories
Sunsets and Silencers
Mastodon Dentist
Sketchbook: A Journal for Eastern & Western Short Forms
Pure Francis
Third Wednesday
Shaking Like a Mountain
Big Pulp
Copperfield Review
Ginosko Literary Journal
The Whirlwind Review
Poetry Pacific
Foliate Oak
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.

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings? 
Travels for readings? 
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Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Shadow of a Dog I Can't Forget by Mary Kennedy Eastham, Report from X-Star 10 by Laurence Overmire, Delight and Shadows by Ted Kooser, Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
Favorite Books:
Picturing the Wreck, Bicycles: Love Poems, Blue Screen, The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus, The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Alice to Nowhere, Ready Player One, I Am Number Four, Earthfast
Favorite Authors:
Hart Crane, William Carlos Williams, Anton Chekhov, Dani Shapiro, Rainer Maria Rilke, Naomi Shihab Nye, Diane Di Prima, Nikki Giovanni, Tony Hillerman, Lee Child, Stephen Crane, Robert B Parker, David Morrell, Ted Kooser, Mary Oliver

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Listing last updated: July 17, 2014.

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