Unpublished Larkin poems found

Yesterday I failed to observe the birthday of the great Philip Larkin, but others celebrated admirably. Today the BBC announced the discovery of a huge stash of previously unpublished Larkin poems — 250 pages’ worth, in fact. (Via TMFTML.)

Larkin in his later years was influenced by the poetry of Thomas Hardy, whose grim verse I’ve often heralded.

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