Poetry. Women's Study. California Interest. A redacted atlas of longing, a transcontinental tour guided by eros, ABEYANCE, NORTH AMERICA is an exploration of submission and desire. Moving between real and imaginary spaces, the poems comprise a travelogue both geographical and emotional. Novak interrogates the ways in which place can amplify the erotic, and how fantasies can interrupt or alter landscapes.
JoAnna Novak short story collection, Meaningful Work (FC2, 2021), won the 2020 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest. She is the author of the novel I Must Have You (Skyhorse, 2017) and two books of poetry: Noirmania (Inside the Castle, 2018) and ABEYANCE, NORTH AMERICA (After Hours Editions, 2020). Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other publications. Her essay "My $1000 Anxiety Attack" was anthologized in About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of The New York Times. She is a co-founder of the literary journal and chapbook publisher, Tammy.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA