Shortlisted for the 2016 bpNichol Chapbook Award.
8.5×5.5, 28pp, /80, $10.00
Lillian Nećakov, publisher of the legendary small press Surrealist Poets Gardening Assoc. and driving force behind Toronto’s essential Boneshaker Reading Series, is a poet and small press citizen that Apt. 9 is privileged to publish. The Lake Contains an Emergency Room presents nineteen new poems marked by Nećakov’s characteristic energy, empathy, and thoughtful concern for the world and its occupants. These are poems lying “in wait / for the commonality of words / to find us.”
Poetry (June 2015)
1 July 2015 | Christopher McCarthy at Flat Singles Press: “There is a surrealist timbre to the eighteen poems featured in the new sequence; however, this effect is well balanced, emotional, and immediate.”
19 June 2015 | rob mclennan says there is “an odd humour and compelling candor to the surrealism of Lillian Nećakov, one that seems very human in nature.”