JoAnna Novak

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JoAnna Novak writes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, I Must Have You, will be published in 2017.   

Stories

Cover Photo: photo by Arild Storaas/flickr
In Defense of Suspension Points

“Is the ellipsis an oft-abused stab at accounting for omissions or a way of marking time, which is to say breath, which is to say life, thought?”

Sep 30, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by monocat/flickr
In Parentheses

“Parentheses can, as Woolf and Nabokov demonstrate, withstand single years and world wars.”

Aug 18, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Bruno Martins
The Long Dash

“Em-dashes play all types of roles—extender, interrupter, lister—but what they have in common is an inherent desire to do more, to say a little extra, to create a kind of double time.”

Jun 02, 2016