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Goodbye To The Art Of Poetry

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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.
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