Chase was the poet in residence at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center for more than a decade teaching poetry writing to severely disturbed psychiatric patients. She then founded and ran the Camel River Writing Center and has twice served on the resident faculty of The Robert Frost Place.
Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The New Republic, and the Yale Review, and in major anthologies such as The Norton Introduction to Poetry and Billy Collins's Poetry 180.
Chase's debut collection of poems, Kazimierz Square, was short-listed for Best Indie Poetry Book of 2000. She has been a Rockefeller Bellagio Fellow and a MacDowell Fellow.
- Kazimierz Square: Poems. Fort Lee, NJ: CavanKerry Press, 2000.
- Land of Stone: Breaking silence through poetry. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2007.
- Bear: Poetry. Fort Lee, NJ: CavanKerry Press, 2008.
- Jamali-Kamali: A tale of passion in Mughal India. Ahmedabad: MapinLit, 2011.
- Polio Boulevard: A memoir. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014.
- FDR on His Houseboat, 1924-1926: The Larooco log. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2016.
- ↑ Chase, Karen, 1943-, VIAF, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Sep. 14, 2016.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Biography of Karen Chase, American Poems. Web, Sep. 14, 2016.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 About, Karen Chase. Web, Sep. 14, 2016.
- ↑ "Before She Died," Poetry 180, Poetry and Literature, Library of Congress. Web, May 31, 2018.
- ↑ Search results = au:Karen Chase, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Sep. 14, 2016.
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