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by Philip Larkin

 

 

Philip Larkin in a library. Photograph by Fay Godwin. © The British Library Board

Philip Larkin in a library. Photograph by Fay Godwin. © The British Library Board

Philip Larkin (1922-1985) is considered one of the most important English poets of the 20th century. Working as a librarian for more than thirty years, Larkin shunned publicity and declined the post of Poet Laureate in 1984, following John Betjeman’s death. The Whitsun Weddings is a collection of 32 poems published in 1964. Larkin’s Collected Poems. Philip