my bio

I am a writer, editor, photographer, and National Book Critics Circle Board member. My writings have appeared in Freeman’s, Kirkus Reviews, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and in other publications. I am also a columnist at and Book Editor for Jewels of the North Atlantic and Arctic, which just launched in  October 2017 –

I received my MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) in 2015 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.

My forthcoming book, (Picador) What Remains, focuses on social and environmental justice, the consequences of globalization, and what happened to the working class in America.

I am represented by the incomparable, super likable, hard-working, Sarah Burnes, at The Gernert Company.



6 thoughts on “my bio

  1. Darrelyn always steers me right. You are a beautiful writer, somebody who I can only try to aspire to emulate.

    I just subscribed to your beautiful site.

    Thank you for providing such great inspiration.


  2. Hello cousin Kerri: I believe we have a shared genealogy. My grandfather John Patrick Peters (called “Pat”) and your grandfather Max were brothers. We would be 2nd cousins. I have a yahoo email address for you, and will send a message to it (hopefully it still works). Would enjoy chatting with you about our shared family.


  3. Hello Kerri,
    Just read your article Growing Up in Maine’s Cancer Valley. I grew up in Rumford and graduated in 1980. Your article was well done. It brought back memories and hopes good and bad. It must be difficult to relate a personal story about things you care for when you suspect the outcome will be bleak. Thanks for telling our story, showing humanity and good in a resource town is tricky. I’ll be looking for more of your craft.
    Cheers, Dave


    1. Thank you Dave! It’s a tricky story to convey, because when something that gives you life also gives you grief, it’s hard to reconcile. This is from a book that I’m working on, due out sometime in late 2018, early 2019. Again, thanks for your thoughts.


  4. Hi Kerri: Rich, my brother, steered me to your chapter on the paper mill. A familiar family story as our dad worked there, too. Called it “a stinking hell hole. I like your work. It took me right back home. Thanks.

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  5. Just read your article and really looking forward to your book. I’m from Maine too and really identified with so much of what you wrote. Good stuff!


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