I serve on the Board of the National Book Critics Circle and am the Book Review Editor for Orion magazine, Contributing Editor at Lithub.com, and teach nonfiction in The Master of Arts program in Writing and Oral Traditions at the Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT. My forthcoming book, What Remains, is about the generational and environmental legacies from a paper mill town in Western Maine. Due out October 2020 from St. Martin’s Press.
I received my MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and previously studied in the Master Programme in Communication for Development, Malmö University, Sweden, an interdisciplinary program analyzing the interplay between politics, media, information and communication technology, international development, diversity, conflict resolution, and theories of social change within the context of globalization. I have a B.A. in Creative writing and English literature from Beloit College, Wisconsin.
I am grateful for the writing residencies that have supported my work: Litteraturhuset in Oslo, Norway and 100West Corsicana, (Texas).
I am represented by the incomparable, super likable, hard-working Sarah Burnes from The Gernert Company.
You can contact me at kerri.arsenault at bookcritics.org or find me on Twitter or Facebook