blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Chase Twichell has published five books of poems: The Snow Watcher (1998), winner of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, and The Ghost of Eden (1995), both from Ontario Review Press, Perdido (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991), and The Odds (1986) and Northern Spy (1981), both from University of Pittsburgh Press. She's also the co-editor (with Robin Behn) of The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach (HarperCollins, 1992). The Lover of God, translations of Rabindranath Tagore (with Tony K. Stewart), is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. Her poems have appeared in a number of magazines, including Antaeus, The New Yorker, Field, Ploughshares, The Ohio Review, The Georgia Review, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Nation, Ontario Review, New England Review, The Southern Review, and The Yale Review. Twichell has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Artists Foundation (Boston), the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, as well as a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has taught at Princeton University, Warren Wilson College, the University of Alabama, Goddard College, and Hampshire College. In 1999 she founded Ausable Press, which publishes contemporary poetry.