Widow Poems by Betty Adcock
Available from the publisher
These deeply moving poems about grief, its aftermath, and learning to embrace the world again rank with Betty Adcock’s finest work.
A new book of poetry by the author of six award-winning collections from LSU Press.
Only the fox came
on the night you died, strange
angel the color of gold fire.....
Largely self-educated—she has no degrees—Betty Adcock studied and wrote poetry through early marriage, early motherhood, and more than a decade working in the business world. After her first book was published, she held a teaching residency for a semester at Duke University. Other residencies followed, culminating in an ongoing position as Writer in Residence at Meredith College in Raleigh, where she taught until 2006 and twice held the Mary Lynch Johnson Professorship. She is the author of six poetry collections and the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the North Carolina Medal for Literature, among many other honors and awards.
She is a 2014 inductee into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.