Levchev, Vladimir

Levchev, Vladimir

Email Degree M.F.A., Creative Writing, The American University, Washington, DC, USA


  • Exposition, ENG 101d
  • Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry, ENG 206a
  • Balkan Literature, ENG 260a

Research Interests

  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
  • Balkan literature
  • American and world poetry
  • Exposition
  • Persuasion


M.F.A., Creative Writing, The American University, Washington, DC, U.S.A., 1996
Emphasis: Poetry, Fiction Recipient: Fulbright Scholarship
M.A., History of Art ,The Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria,1982
Thesis: Marsilio Ficino: An Ideologist of the High Renaissance in Italy


In English


  • The Rainbow Mason. Charlottesville, VA: Cornerstone Press, 2005. (Poems by Vladimir Levchev)
    Heavenly Balkans. Washington, D.C.: Argon House Press, 2002,. (Poems by Vladimir Levchev)
  • Black Book of the Endangered Species. Washington, D.C.: Word Works, 1999. (Poems by Vladimir Levchev, translated by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Henry Taylor)
  • Leaves from the Dry Tree. Merrick, New York: Cross-Cultural Communications, 1996.(Poems by Vladimir Levchev, translated by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Henry Taylor)
  • “The New Bulgarian Literature: De-constructing the Pyramid,” Bulgaria in Transition. Boulder,CO: Westview Press, 1998. (one chapter in a book edited by John D. Bell)

In Bulgarian

Books of Poetry:

  • Arrhythmia.(Аритмии) Sofia: Narodna Mladej Publ., 1978
  • 16 Poems. ( 16 стихотворения) Sofia: Narodna Mladej Publ., 1980
  • Some Day. ( Някой ден) Sofia: Bulgarski Pisatel Publ., 1983
  • Who is Dreaming My Lifе.(Кой сьнува моя живот) Sofia: Narodna Mladej Publ., 1984
  • Flowers, Cities, and Seas.(Цветя, градове и морета) Varna: Georgi Bakalov Publ., 1986
  • Landscapes by an Unknown Master.(Пейзажи на неизвестен майстор) Plovdiv: C.G.Danov, 1987
  • Sofia under the Moon. (София под луната) Sofia: Alexander Panov Publ., 1991
  • Making the Dry Tree Flourish. (Раззеленяване на сухото дьрво)Sofia: St. Kliment Univ. Press, 1993
  • The End. (Край) Plovdiv: Hermes Publ., 1994
  • Black Book. (Черна книга)Sofia: Free Poetry Society, 1997
  • Heavenly Balkans.(Небесни Балкани)Sofia: Orpheus, 2000
  • Collected Dreams. (Събрани сънища) Sofia: St. Kliment Ochridsky Univ. Press, 2006
  • Who Is Dreaming My Life: 1977-2007. ( Кой сънува моя живот: 1977 – 2007) Plovdiv: Janet 45, 2007

Book of Essays:

  • Literature and Morality.(Литература и морал) Sofia: Anubis Publ., 1994

Books of Fiction:

  • Krali Marko: The Balkan Prince. Крали Марко: Балканският принц (A novel.)Sofia: St. Kliment Univ. Press, 2001; Second Edition: Plovdiv: Zhanet-45, 2006

Books of Translation:

  • Eliot, T.S., Selected Poems. Sofia: Narodna Kultura Publ., 1994
  • The Supper after the Last: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. (ed.by Vladimir Levchev, Sofia: Narodna Kultura,1990(sponsored by USIA)
  • The Bhagavadgita. Sofia: Narodna Kultura Publ., 1988 ( with Y. Peychinova)
  • Elytis, Odysseas. To Axion Esti. Sofia: Narodna Kultura Publ., 1987 (with Tz. Panitsidou)
  • Ginsberg, Allen. Wings Lifted over the Black Pit. Sofia: Narodna Kultura Publ.,1983
  • Kunitz, Stanley. Passing Through, New York- Sofia: Cross-Cultural Communications, 2002