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Writers Series Begins with Poet

Published: September 22, 2006

Poet Chase Twichell kicks off UT’s Writers at the University series fall schedule at the Vaughn Center Reeves Theater on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. The free reading is presented by the Department of English and Writing in cooperation with the Florida Literary Arts Coalition.


Twichell received a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College (CT) in 1973, and earned an MFA at the University of Iowa in 1976. Her books of poetry include The Snow Watcher (1998), The Ghost of Eden (1995), Perdido (1991), The Odds (1986), and Northern Spy (1981).


Twichell 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. From 1976-84, she worked at Pennyroyal Press, and from 1986-88, 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 (HarperCollins, 1992). She has taught at Princeton University, Goddard College, Warren Wilson College, the University of Alabama and Hampshire College. In 1999, she founded Ausable Press. She lives in Keene, NY, with her husband, novelist Russell Banks.


For more information, contact the Department of English and Writing at (813) 253-6216.