Kerri Arsenault

Kerri Arsenault is a book critic, teacher, associate of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, and the author of Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains, which won the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Maine Literary Award for nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Freeman’s, the Boston Globe, Down East, the Paris Review, the New York Review of Books, and the Washington Post.


Paying the Land

Metropolitan Books, 2020. $29.99, 272 pages.  Artist and journalist Joe Sacco travels to the Northwest Territories and investigates a human conundrum in the Dene community: what are they willing to sacrifice Continue reading


Atlas of Poetic Botany

The MIT Press, 2018. $24.95, 128 pages. ATLAS OF POETIC BOTANY is a hand-drawn collection of plants from equatorial rainforests that have sometimes strange but often beautiful and surprising characteristics, like Continue reading