The Author

Allen Levi studied law and English at the University of Georgia, and Scottish literature at the University of Edinburgh. He practiced law in Columbus, Georgia, for 13 years before becoming a full-time singer-songwriter in 1996. A self-described “musician with a microscopic following,” he has recorded 23 albums and estimates that he has sold approximately twice that many. He currently serves as Probate Judge of Harris County, Georgia. Allen lives in Hamilton, Georgia, where he keeps bees, tends a thousand blueberry bushes, reads books, hunts turkeys, and is learning to whittle.

Digging in Defiance of Death

We each stood in that grave and thrust our shovels into its heart as if to say, “Death, we will not be afraid of