Twichell is a poet, publisher and university professor, according to the Academy of American Poets. She was born in New Haven, and earned her B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford. Twichell founded Ausable Press in 1999. The company, which focused on publishing poetry books, was acquired by Copper Canyon Press in 2008. She has taught at Princeton University, Warren Wilson College, Goddard College and Hampshire College. Click here for a sample of Twichell's poetry.