I serve on the Board of the National Book Critics Circle and am the Book Review Editor for Orion magazine. I also write for 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 I’ve inherited from growing up in a paper mill town in Western Maine. Due out in Fall 2020.
In 2018 I was writer-in-residence at Litteraturhuset in Oslo, Norway and have been selected for a two-month writer’s residency at 100 West Corsicana, (Texas) for 2019.
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 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