Bird in the Basement
© 2005 Donald Levin
© 2007 Donald Levin
"This is an insightful body of work, filled with humanistic soundings that represent our days, past and present. These poems are crafted and well written, their attention to meter and rhythm wonderful, strung beautifully across all the acoustic instruments that contain reminders of life and all its complex realities. We see Levin's subject, as well as himself, naked and human...painstakingly well wrought, bringing the reader directly into the room. . . . These are poems that force us to value ourselves, our lives, and our very humanity."
—Michael Paul Ladanyi, poet and editor