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Shadow and Bone

Poems 1981-1988

Peter Levi

Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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(Pub. May 1989)
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  • Shadow and Bone is Peter Levi’s first collection of poems since Private Ground (1981), apart from two small books of ‘lamentations’ – formal elegies for friends – The Echoing Green and Shakespeare’s Birthday. It is a rich and diverse collection, varied in subject and verse-forms. There are sequences about railway posters and America, poems for friends and fellow scholars or poets, poems about marriage and the natural world, epigrams, a magnificent long poem on the meaning of Christmas, and meditative lyrics.

    Peter Levi (1931–2000) was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 1984. Until 1977 he was a Jesuit priest. He was a classicist whose writing includes three uncategorizable books – on modern Greece, Afghanistan, and the English landscape – as well as translations, critical and scholarly works, a thriller and ... read more
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