April Book Talk: il virus

Click here to catch our April Book Talk with poet Lillian Necakov and editor of her new collection il virus, Stuart Ross.

Shop il virus with your favourite local bookstore! 


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.

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