Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin (1922-1985) grew up in Coventry, England. In 1955 he became librarian of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, a post he held until his death. He was the recipient of innumerable honors, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.


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James Fenton reads Philip Larkin's poem "The Explosion"

"Listen to this poetry reading to hear poet James Fenton read Philip Larkin's poem ""The Explosion."" Philip Larkin (1922-1985) was the recipient of innumerable honors, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. Find Philip Larkin's Collected Poems at http://us.macmillan.com/collectedpoems/PhilipLarkin Read more about poet Philip Larkin at http://us.macmillan.com/author/philiplarkin-author Read about poet James Fenton at http://us.macmillan.com/author/jamesfenton"

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The Complete Poems

Philip Larkin; Edited by Archie Burnett
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The complete poems of the most admired British poet of his generation This entirely new edition brings together all of Philip Larkin’s poems. In addition to...


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Collected Poems

Philip Larkin; Edited and with an Introduction by Anthony Thwaite
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

One of the best-known and best-loved poets of the English-speaking world, Philip Larkin had only a small number of poems published during his lifetime....


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