Minter Krotzer grew up in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. Throughout her childhood she visited her grandparents in Minter City, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta, where they had a cotton and soybean plantation. Much of Minter’s writing is based on her childhood in the South and the aspects of place are an important part of her work.
Minter graduated from Bennington College in 1987, where she studied writing with Jamaica Kincaid, Ben Belitt, Maura Spiegel, Claude Fredericks and Arturo Vivante.
In 1990 she moved to New York City where she lived until 2007. She received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the New School in 1998 where she studied with Hilton Als, Lucy Grealy, Dani Shapiro, Robert Polito, and Geoffrey O’Brien. Her prose and poetry have been published in numerous literary magazines and book anthologies such as Before and After: Stories from New York (WW Norton 2002), Louisiana in Words (Pelican Press 2007), God Stories (Harmony/Random House 2008), and Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (WW Norton 2010).
She has received writing fellowships from the New School, Bennington College, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Squaw Valley Writers Conference, the Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France and Ragdale.
Minter has been married to the poet Hal Sirowitz since 2002. They live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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