December 08, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik


Chase Twichell is the 2014-15 Poet-in-Residence at Bucknell University.

She will give a poetry reading Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall. A reception and book-signing will follow.

Twichell also will participate in a lunchtime conversation and Q&A session on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at noon in Walls Lounge of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.

Twichell has published seven books of poetry: Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New & Selected Poems, Dog Language, The Snow Watcher, The Ghost of Eden, Perdido, The Odds, and Northern Spy.

She is also the translator, with Tony K. Stewart, of The Lover of God by Rabindranath Tagore, and co-editor of The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach.

Twichell is the winner of the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Award (2011) and the recipient of many honors and fellowships.

After teaching for many years (Warren Wilson College, The University of Alabama, Goddard College, Hampshire College and Princeton University), she left academia to start Ausable Press, a not-for-profit publisher of poetry which was acquired by Copper Canyon Press in 2009.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information on the series and programs of the Stadler Center for Poetry, visit bucknell.edu/stadlercenter, email stadlercenter@bucknell.edu or call 570-577-1853.

Since its initiation in 1981, the Poet-in-Residence program has brought writers of national and international renown for an extended stay during the spring semester. The Poet-in-Residence teaches a master class for qualified students, gives a public reading and a lecture or Q&A session, and otherwise serves as an active presence on campus. The program honors the achievement of an accomplished poet, providing an opportunity to work with limited obligations and also providing undergraduate writers the opportunity to work with that poet.

Recent Poets-in-Residence include Natasha Trethewey, who served as U.S. Poet Laureate; Mark Doty, winner of the 2008 National Book Award for Poetry; and Terrance Hayes, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Poetry.

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