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Betty Adcock

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Betty Adcock is the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently Rough Fugue (LSU Press, 2017). Her other collections include Slantwise (LSU Press, 2008), recipient of the L.E. Phillabaum Poetry Award, Intervale: New and Selected Poems (LSU Press, 2001), The Difficult Wheel (LSU Press, 1995), Beholdings (LSU Press, 1988), Nettles (LSU Press, 1983), and Walking Out (LSU Press, 1975).

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Dusk and snow this hour 
in argument have settled 
nothing. Light persists, 
and darkness. If a star 
shines now, that shine is 
swallowed and given back 
doubled, grounded bright. 
The timid angels flailed 
by passing children lift 
in a whitening wind 
toward night. What plays 
beyond the window plays