Lake City poet again featured in Lyrical Iowa

Marylyn Gillespie of Lake City will again see her words in print in the annual poetry anthology “Lyrical Iowa.”

This year, Gillespie’s submission looks at the waxing and waning of a household, in a work she titled “Things Change.” The poem follows her own adult life, from her first move that needed only “two wagons and a pick-up truck,” to her senior years, when now what she needs most is a “small space, filled with books, and one extra chair, for a friend to use.”

Gillespie said her father commented on the phenomena of accumulating things and space when her children grew and moved out of the house. 

Read more in the Oct. 11 edition.