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Maddie Norris earned her MFA at the University of Arizona and, before that, was the Thomas Wolfe Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her essays have won the Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction from Ninth Letter and been named Notable in Best American Essays 2020. She is currently at work on a collection of essays about why, contrary to popular belief, the best way to care for a wound, physically and emotionally, is to open it up.