Philip Larkin (1922-1985), English poet famous for his witty and often deeply pessimistic verse. Larkin's poems are usually written in established poetic forms, using common language. His most famous poems are "The Whitsun Weddings," "Aubade" and "Church Going."
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Grip of Light
Biography, as well as discussion and criticism of Larkin's poetry and writing.
Guardian Unlimited: A fanfare for the common man
Andrew Motion on Philip Larkin.
Guardian Unlimited: Obituary: Maeve Brennan
The woman Philip Larkin nearly married, and a profound influence on his work.
Guardian Unlimited: Obituary: Monica Jones
Philip Larkin's muse and mistress, over four decades she was an inspiring - if idiosyncratic - university lecturer in English.
A detailed article about Larkin's poetry, at the University of Cologne in Germany.
An Academy of American Poets poetry "exhibit," including a brief biography of Larkin and a selected bibliography.
The Philip Larkin Society
Includes articles about Philip Larkin's life and works, membership information and a "Poem of the Month."
Wikipedia: Philip Larkin
Brief biography, with external links to some of his popular poetry.
Wounded by Un-Shrapnel
An article by James Fenton from The New York Review of Books (April 12, 2001) discussing Larkin's life and works.
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