Hooligans is the fifth full-length poetry book by Toronto writer Lillian Necakov. It is a collection about genocide, hope, regret, and a man who ate his shoe; about a discarded subway token, curbside anticipation, the power of fire, divided memories; about the symptoms and shenanigans of daily life on one dot of a large globe. In Hooligans, Necakov extends her reach from the surreal and personal into areas of science and mathematicsÑand even there, she reaches deep into the human psyche and pulls out something startling.
About the author
Lillian Necakov was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1960 and now lives in Toronto. She is the editor of the Surrealist Poets Gardening Association, a literary small press. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies, etc, in Canada, USA, and Europe, and forthcoming in China. Some of her books include Cowboy in Hamburg (Surrealist Poets Gardening Association, 1988), Listen (Pink Dog, 1988), Sickbed of Dogs (Wolsak & Wynn, 1989) and Polaroids (Coach House, 1999).
Lillian Necakov's Hooligans pulls the quotidian out of a top hat, provides us with unrealized Bu-uel scenarios and perfect sketches for future Dal's, and gives short shrift to the smug shrug of the soulless, all in little thought balloons that can't be popped.Ó (Victor Coleman)