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Goodbye To The Art Of Poetry
by Peter Levi
Peter Levi's valedictory lecture as Oxford Professor of Poetry. Unlike his inaugural lecture The Lamentation of the Dead, this is in verse: it is written in the couplets which he first used for a series of sermons in the sixties. But nothing could be less like a lecture or a sermon than this wide-ranging poem of some 800 lines. As in The Noise Made by Poems he writes widel ...more
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Peter Chad Tigar Levi, FSA, FRSL, Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford (1984–1989) was a poet, archaeologist, sometime Jesuit priest, travel writer, biographer, academic and prolific reviewer and critic.More about Peter Levi...