Commentaries on Larkin Poems
By poet David Wheldon.
‘Ambulances’, ‘The Explosion’ and ‘Wedding Wind’
A N Wilson reflects in the Daily Telegraph on the poem that Maeve Brennan could not bear to read complete, and compares it with Horace and Keats. Interesting – but in the end the critic blinks first..
Larkin Web Sites
all night north
– The website of the project to produce a CD of new musical settings of Larkin’s poetry by some of the best songwriters in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
– with audio of Larkin reading from the 1959 LP recording of The Less Deceived.
The Four Aways
– Experience and Expectation in the Poetry of Philip Larkin. Another site dedicated to Larkin.
Official website for the Larkin 25 commemoration activities.
Poetic reflections on a Belfast Twelfth
Fionnuala O’Connor brings Larkin’s perspective to bear on the Belfast marching season . (The Irish News – July 16, 2015)
Dead poet’s Society
Alan Plater discusses the appeal of Larkin to playrights. (The Guardian – November 27, 2003)
How the young Philip Larkin courted Trouble at Willow Gables
Emma Hartley and Vanessa Thorpe. (The Observer – April 22, 2001)
by Rachel Cooke. (The Guardian – April 24, 2001)
Life limited by love – Larkin with Women
by Michael Billington. A review of the Ben Brown play Larkin with Women. (The Guardian – November 13, 1999)
Revealed: Larkin the Tender Lover
by John Ezard. (The Guardian – October 15, 1999)
Twice Collected: the well-cared-for Poems of Philip Larkin
by John Updike, reviewing the 2004 US Edition of Larkin’s Collected Poems. (The New Yorker – July 26, 2004)
Homage to Philip Larkin
by John Banville, (The New York Review of Books – Volume 53, Number 3. February 23, 2006)
Trails and Visitor attractions
TV & Radio Programmes