In 1950, Chase Twichell was born in New Haven, Connecticut. She received a
bachelor's degree from Trinity College (Hartford) in 1973 and earned an MFA
from the University of Iowa in 1976.
Her books of poetry include Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon, 2010), Dog Language (2005), The Snow
Watcher (1998), The Ghost of Eden
(1995), Perdido (1991), The Odds (1986), and
Northern Spy (1981).
From 1976 to 1984 she worked at Pennyroyal
Press, and from 1986 to 1988 she co-edited the Alabama Poetry Series, published
by University of Alabama Press. She also co-edited The Practice of
Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach with Robin Behn
She has won awards from the Artists
Foundation (Boston), the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the American
Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and
the National Endowment for the Arts.
She has taught at Princeton University, Goddard College, Warren Wilson College, the University of Alabama, and Hampshire College. In 1999 Twichell founded Ausable Press.
She lives in Keene, New York, with her husband, the novelist Russell