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SARAH MINOR is the author of The Persistence of the Bonyleg: Annotated (Essay Press, 2016). She teaches as an Assistant Professor of Nonfiction at the Cleveland Institute of Art and is the video editor at TriQuarterly Review. A recipient of fellowships from the American Scandinavian Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, and The Kenyon Writer’s Workshop, Minor is a doctoral candidate at Ohio University and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Arizona. Find her recent work in places like Diagram, The Cincinnati Review, and Lithub. (@sarahceniaminor)