ABOUT THE BOOK
Intellect and mercy are the consolations found in Vladimir Levchev's poems. It is work which seems to understand us. In the half-lit room of human contact, Levchev clarifies, beautifies. His poetry is a place you'll never want to leave. We are in the presence of a large spirit who writes in the greatest tradition of European masters. America is lucky to have him.
Vladimir Levchev's poetry: An original voice, wise beyond its years. A dark vision, but beautiful all the same.
Black Book is ledger of effects caused by man's imperfect knowledge. These are registered through the voices of imperiled creatures -- giraffes, sparrows, termites. What these creatures say is dire and grim, though we can find hope in the fact that Levchev's gift has found a way to make them speak. Now, all we need to do is listen.