Over his last several albums, Levi the Poet (a.k.a. Levi MacAllister) has matured as a Christian spoken-word artist, gaining a wider emotional range without losing his passion. Correspondence (A Fiction) testifies to his impressive storytelling skills with its intricate tale of star-crossed lovers. Levi’s ability to vividly interweave sweet nostalgia with painful memories in tracks like “When Hearts Are Large,” “Rooster Cogburn in Indian Territory,” and “Cap Gun Death” marks him as a poet in fact as well as in name. Nuanced use of horns, keyboards, and percussion underscores the power of his words.