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About Kerina

Photo by Kate Drew Miller Photography

Kerina Pharr was born in Williamstown, MA. She is a graduate of Skidmore College, with a major in American Studies and a minor in Spanish. After a four year stint in New York City, she has returned to live in the Berkshires splitting her time between writing and working for a local startup company. Her genres include creative nonfiction, flash fiction, and speculative fiction. She is currently working on her first novel about a dystopian future society. She is 27 years old.

Writing Career Highlights

“Waning of the Sanguine Humor,” short story publication in Write From Wrong (October 2010)

Reading selection from “Subtle and Underneath” at the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival, Los Angeles, CA (June 2010)

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading at the Cell Theater, New York, NY (April 2010)


“Waning of the Sanguine Humor” reads like a window into the narrator’s life. I have a clear sense of her—of her past, of the hole her father’s absence leaves in her life, the grief that prevents her from finding the love to fill it. Her thoughts and memories flow as smoothly as the river mentioned at the start of the story. Afterwards, I am left with an image of the faithful dog, curled up under a desk waiting for something that she doesn’t know will never come. Just as, perhaps, the narrator waits for her river of grief to dry up, all the while clinging to the mantra “keep writing,” as if it were the only thing keeping her afloat.

– Write From Wrong Literary Magazine


2 responses »

  1. Kerina,
    I saw your post on SheWrites. I currently live in Chicago (Evanston) but my husband and I are leaving Sunday to look at a job for him in Springfield, MA and Asheville, NC. Where in the Berkshires do you live? What capacity are you working in for the startup? Is it a nonprofit? I do some grant writing which helps pay the bills and keeps me writing.

    I hope you will check out my blog called “There Must Be Some Mistake.”

    Let’s stay in touch.

  2. Hi Kerry! I miss you very much!


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