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JoAnna Novak writes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, I Must Have You, will be published in 2017.
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“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?”
“Parentheses can, as Woolf and Nabokov demonstrate, withstand single years and world wars.”
“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.”
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