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Kerri Arsenault

KERRI ARSENAULT is a writer, photographer, and National Book Critics Circle Board member. Her writings have appeared in Freeman's, Kirkus, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and in other publications. She is also a columnist at Lithub.com and Book Editor for Jewels of the North Atlantic (launching at the end of the year). She previously studied in the Master program in Communication for Development, Malmo? 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. Her forthcoming book, (Picador, 2019) What Remains, focuses on social and environmental justice of the working class in America.

Inara Verzemnieks's Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe

Trauma comes in many forms: physical abuse, illness, political violence, environmental disaster, or in the case of exiles, refugees, those forcibly removed or otherwise displaced persons, a form of suspended animation.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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