"Ah, poems amount to so little when you write them too early in your life. You ought to wait and gather sense and sweetness for a whole lifetime and a long one if possible, and then, at the very end, you might perhaps be able to write ten good lines. For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough) -- they are experiences."
--Rainer Maria Rilke
It's not unusual for a poem to explore the fears of the author, but often contemporary poetry feels it must deal only with the most abstract fears: the fear of being alone, being underrecognized, ect. L. B. Sedlacek's poetry deals with more immediate, physical fears: the kind of fears that have woken us up, screaming, since we were capable of dreams. In them, L. B. weaves tales of murder, regret, and bodies that won't quite rest.
L. B. Sedlacek has had more than 100 poems appear in various publications, including Blue Collar Review, Muse's Kiss, Paumonok Review E-zine, New Works Review, PKA's Advocate, Doggerel, Sidewalk's End E-zine, Footprints, and The Oak. L. B. has also had short stories published in The Outer Rim, Writer's Choice Literary Journal, Muse's Kiss, and Penny-A-Liner. LB is also the author of the novella, Suicide Pumpkins available from the Unlikely Stories bookstore, has an M.A. from Wake Forest University, and is the editor of Pop Poets poetry publication. You can write L. B. at email@example.com.
L. B.'s works here at Unlikely Stories are:
Third Shift in a Furniture Factory
The Ballad of Frankie Silver