Lake City’s Gillespie receives honorable mention in Lyrical Iowa

EARLHAM – The Iowa Poetry Association will soon release its 74th edition of "Lyrical Iowa," the annual anthology comprised of poems by Iowa writers of all ages.

According to Editor Marilyn Baszczynski, this year's volume contains 381 poems chosen from 1,845 entries in their contest held earlier this year.

Entries came from 77 of Iowa's 99 counties, sent by persons ranging in age from kindergartners to near-centenarians in well over one hundred cities and towns.

Among those 77 entries was Lake City’s Marylyn L. Gillespie, who received Third Honorable Mention in the Humorous Verse category, according to an August 6 new release.

Gillespie’s entry was among 38 within her category.