We Want Your Writing.
The Maine Review’s author interview series
Discover the breakthrough moments of award-winning writer Kerri Arsenault, author of MILL TOWN: RECKONING WITH WHAT REMAINS, released September 2020 and now available in paperback. With Editor Rosanna Gargiulo, Arsenault discusses the ten-year writing project that became her first book, and the love (and hate) that spurred her on.
Following the interview, read Arsenault’s first published essay, which evolved into a chapter in her book.
Photograph by Erik Madigan Heck
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