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 is the author of the novel I Must Have You and the book-length poem Noirmania. Her work has appeared widely, in publications including The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, BOMB, Slate, and Guernica. She is a founding editor of Tammy, a literary journal and press.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA