Cover Photo: photo by Arild Storaas/flickr
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?”

For years, I obsessed over women’s noses. The bigness, the redness, the erratic expanse of cartilage, a ledge of spongiform or aquiline prominence, porous or pitted or plastic. One noses about and sniffs out mysteries, as plain as day (or the nose on its face).

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Infinite Jest

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Son?

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