Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

Anvil Press

il virus

il virus

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il virus brings together 113 poems written over seventy-eight days during the spring 2020 pandemic lockdown in Toronto. These responses to daily news and eclectic media posts encompass dogs (lots of them), Zambonis, jazz and blues, Jackie Gleason, mathematics, thermodynamics, and geography (real and imagined). These miniatures are Lillian Necakov’s most spare poems, but each is jam-packed with explosives: anger, grief, love, need, and a foraging for ink.


  • Publication: April 2021
  • ISBN: 978-1-77214-173-3
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Size: 5.25 x 8.25 inches

Books by Lillian Necakov