An Obituary: Carol Novack

Carol Novack, writer, poet, editor and publisher of the Mad Hatters’ Review, MadHat Press, and the MadHat Arts Foundation, died on December 29th of 2011. She was also a contributor to Women Writing the Weird (edited by Deb Hoag) and New Cross-Fucked Musings on a Manic Reality (edited by Tom Bradley).

In a previous life, Carol was also a criminal defense and constitutional lawyer. Her writings may be found in numerous journals, including Action Yes, American Letters & Commentary, Caketrain, Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, Fiction International, First Intensity, Gargoyle, Journal of Experimental Literature, LIT, and Notre Dame Review.

Her work has appeared in anthologies such as Diagram III, Heide Hatry: Heads & Tales, The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets, and The & Now Awards: The Best Innovative Fiction.

Her fully illustrated collection, Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack, was published in 2010 by Spuyten Duyvil Press.

As our dear friend Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief of Unlikely Stories, said recently, “Goodbye, Carol. Madness is less fun without you.”

Deb Hoag, on behalf of the Dog Horn Posse

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Filed in News on April 1, 2012