Sheila Nickerson

Sheila Nickerson’s life journey took her steadily west from her New York City childhood, finally reaching Juneau, Alaska, where she settled for twenty-seven years. There she served as Poet Laureate and taught creative writing in public schools, colleges, and prisons.  In addition to seven collections of poetry, she has published three previous works in prose– Midnight to the North (Tarcher, Penguin Putnam), Disappearance: A Map (Doubleday), and Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909 (University of Alaska Press).  Today, she writes from the new vantage and relative warmth of Bellingham, Washington.