Sarah Minor

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarah Minor received BUILD Certification through the office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. At Iowa, she teaches graduate courses like “History of the Essay,” “The Krause Essay Prize Seminar,” and “Essay Writing Workshop,” and undergraduate courses like “Honors Seminar in Creative Nonfiction,” “Nonfiction Writing Workshop,” and the special topics course “Writing Across Gender: The Literary Shed.”

Minor is a writer and interdisciplinary artist and the author of books 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 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 Cinepoetry and Video Essay Section Editor at TriQuarterly Review. 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.

She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Nonfiction from Ohio University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Arizona.

Sarah Minor CV

Sarah Minor
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468 English-Philosophy Building (EPB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States