Betty Adcock is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently the chapbook Widow Poems (Jacar Press, 2014), Slantwise (Louisiana State University Press, 2008), which won the L.E. Phillabaum Poetry Award, and Intervale: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2001), which won the Poets’ Prize and was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of North Carolina, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. She has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes, the Texas Institute of Letters Prize for Poetry, the North Carolina Medal for Literature, and the Hanes Award for Poetry from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Now retired, she was the Writer-in-Residence at Meredith College for more than twenty years, and taught for ten years in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.