Thursday, April 22, 2021

new from above/ground press: Knife with Oral Greed, by JoAnna Novak

Knife with Oral Greed
JoAnna Novak

The barefoot
heroine, white
wax on her front
teeth, drags the
book across the rug. 

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
April 2021
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

JoAnna Novak’s
debut memoir Contradiction Days will be published by Catapult in 2022. Her short story collection, Meaningful Work, won the 2020 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest and will be published by FC2 in August. Her third book of poetry, New Life, will be published by Black Lawrence Press later in 2021. She is the author of the novel I Must Have You and two previous books of poetry: Noirmania and Abeyance, North America. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other publications. She is a co-founder of the literary journal and chapbook publisher, Tammy.

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; in US, add $2; outside North America, add $5) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9. E-transfer or PayPal at rob_mclennan (at) or the PayPal button at

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