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Poet Adock honored by writers

Poet Betty Adcock of Raleigh was honored Saturday at the annual gathering of the North Carolina Writers Conference in Greensboro.

Author of six collections of poems from LSU Press, Adcock’s most notable books have been “Intervale: New and Selected Poems,” and “Slantwise,” winner of LSU’s Leslie Philabaum Prize.

In 2014, her chapbook, “Widow Poems,” came out from Jacar Press.

Her poems have appeared in three Pushcart Prize collections.

Adcock has received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the Texas Institute of Letters Prize, and the Hanes Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the State of North Carolina, as well as the Guggenheim Foundation.

For many years, she served as the Kenan Writer in Residence at Meredith College in Raleigh. She has also been on the faculty of the low-residency MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, and she has been a visiting professor at North Carolina State University.