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Shades of Autumn poem is ILP Editors Choice pick

"I love it when 'one of our own'gets recognized. Pam Spires is a talented woman who quietly works behind the scenes to make Columbia a better place to live. Now some of her hidden talents are being discovered. -Barbara Armitage"
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By Barbara Armitage

Pam Spires of Columbia has been awarded the Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry.

This award was presented to her by the International Library of Poetry Managing Editor Howard Ely. Mr. Ely went on to say that he was delighted to inform her that her poem "Shades of Autumn" was awarded this prestigious honor because it displays a unique perspective and original creativity - judged to be the qualities most found in exceptional poetry.

"Shades of Autumn" will be featured in a Deluxe Hardbound Edition as well as the "Sound of Poetry" a 3-CD limited soundtrack both to be released soon.

Thousands of poems are published yearly but only a select few will receive this great honor.

To read "Shades of Autumn" you may log on to and type in the title of the poem, or "Pam Spires."

This is the third poem Mrs. Spires has had published with two of the receiving Editors Choice Awards.

This story was posted on 2008-08-28 05:52:48
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Pam Spires, poet: One of our own is recognized

2008-08-28 - Columbia, KY - Photo By Barbara Armitage.
"I love it when 'one of our own' gets recognized," writes Barbara Armitage. "Pam Spires is a talentedwoman who quietly works behind the scenes to make Columbia a better place to live. Now some of her hidden talents are being discovered." Pam Spires has received the Editor's Choice Award from International Library of Poetry.

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