Nicole Stellon O’Donnell is a poet and essayist who lives in Fairbanks, Alaska with her husband and two daughters. She is the author of Steam Laundry, a novel-in-poems that tells the story of Sarah Ellen Gibson, who in 1903 decided to start her life over in Fairbanks (Boreal Books, 2012). Steam Laundry was written with the support of an Individual Artist Award from the Rasmuson Foundation. Her poetry has appeared in various literary magazines, including Ice Floe, The Women’s Review of Books, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Prairie Schooner. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Anchorage Daily News and as commentaries for the Alaska Public Radio Network. Her website is nicolestellon.com.