Dr. Sarah Minor is a writer and interdisciplinary artist and the author of the forthcoming book Slim Confessions: The Universe as a Spider or Spit, winner of the Noemi Press Book Award for Prose (2021). Bright Archive (Rescue Press, 2020), a collection of visual essays, was a finalist for the CLMP Firecracker Award in Nonfiction, and winner of the Big Other Award in Nonfiction. Her hybrid chapbook, The Persistence of The Bonyleg: Annotated (Essay Press 2016), was a winner of the Essay Press Digital Chapbook Contest.
The recipient of a Research Fellowship from the American Scandinavian Foundation, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Barthelme Prize in Short Prose, and fellowships from The Vermont Studio Center and the Kenyon Writer’s Workshop, her work has appeared in journals like The Atlantic, Ninth Letter, Diagram, and Mid-American Review, among others.
Minor specializes in crossings between image and text and has designed and built installations featuring interactive visual writing in gallery spaces at the University of Arizona, Ohio University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She serves as the Film and Video Editor at TriQuarterly Review and is the co-founder and Assistant Director of the Cleveland Drafts Literary Festival. Her scholarly interests focus on the relationship between image-texts and what critic Jen Soriano has called “Intersectional Form”—how experimental structures make way for expressions of outsider experience and simultaneity. This interdisciplinary framework for reading and making creative work deeply informs her teaching and artistic practice.
Minor holds a Ph.D. in Creative Nonfiction from Ohio University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Arizona.