Atlanta, Georgia (PressExposure) February 23, 2007 -- Stevee Ashlock was recently presented the prestigious Editor's Choice Award by the International Library of Poetry for outstanding achievement in poetry.
Ms. Ashlock's submission, Theater of Pain, was chosen among thousands of entries for its unique prospective and original creativity. Managing Editor, Howard Ely, sends compliments claiming, "...wonderfully, expressive...judged to be the qualities most found in exceptional poetry." Theater of Pain will be featured in their next deluxe hardbound edition, which is expected to be sold out.
Ms. Ashlock will also be featured, along with 32 other selected artists, on Sound of Poetry, a highly acclaimed and internationally distributed three album CD collection. With soothing Baroque background music with the spoken word of Theater of Pain, Ms. Ashlock's track will include a brief commentary about herself and the inspiring message behind her poem.
The pain had been deeply etched into Ms. Ashlock's heart since the horrific murder of her beloved husband, Al Adamson, in June 1995. Not knowing how to express herself, she would often mourn in private. All that changed Easter morning 2001 when she awoke to the heart-wrenching words inscribed in her mind. "I wrote it from the depths of my aching heart for my personal sanity, " Ms. Ashlock confesses, "Even though it was written in privacy for my husband, it has become a symbol for the 9/11 tragedy."
Exert: Part of me died that day, when the angels took you away. What a horrifying game to be forced to play! Silent screams in solitude, does anyone really care? I am just a shadow of myself, while darkness fills the air.
Additionally, Ms. Ashlock is an accomplished pianist who records under the artist name, AlexandrA. She is currently working on her second release, Angel Eyes, which will include Theater of Pain.