Chase Twichell is the author of eight collections of poetry. She has won awards from the Artists Foundation, 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. Twichell has taught at Princeton University, Goddard College, Warren Wilson College, the University of Alabama, and Hampshire College. In 1999, Twichell founded Ausable Press. Her latest collection, Things as It Is (Copper Canyon Press), lifts up the joy of the moment while mourning a changing world.