Today's poem is "Evensong"
from Hitchhiking the Highway of Tears
Sheila Nickerson was born in New York in 1942 and brought up in a Revolutionary period house on Long Island. She graduated from the Chapin School in New York and Bryn Mawr College and holds a Ph. D. in Creative Writing from Union Institute and University. After living in Boulder, Colorado, from 1964-1971, Sheila moved with her family to Juneau, Alaska, where she lived from 1971-1998. There she served as Poet Laureate and as Writer-in-Residence to the Alaska State Library while also teaching in the Artists-in-the-Schools program and in University within Walls, a statewide prison education program. She served, too, for seven years as head of the Communications Section of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. After raising three children in Juneau, she and her husband Martin moved to Bellingham, Washington.
Books by Sheila Nickerson:
Other poems on the web by Sheila Nickerson:
"Prayer to Granite"
"Tortellini Arrives at the Front Steps"
Sheila Nickerson According to Wikipedia.
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