Chase Twichell, Doctor of Humane Letters

Poet, publisher and author Chase Twichell is a prolific author, whose books include Dog Language (2005), The Snow Watcher(1998), The Ghost of Eden (1995), Perdido (1991), The Odds(1986) and Northern Spy (1981), plus a translation (with Tony K. Stewart) of Rabindranath Tagore's Lover of God (2003), and, with Robin Behn, The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach (1992). In addition to her work as a poet, Twichell is also well known as the founder and editor of Ausable Press, a publishing house that for 10 years published some of the best new poetry in America in beautifully designed editions; in 1999, it merged with Copper Canyon Press.