Commemorating one hundred years of Philip Larkin, the well-known English poet

This yr marks a hundred years because the delivery of the outstanding English poet Philip Larkin, fine regarded for his collections The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows. Award-winning poet Imtiaz Dharker, an honorary vice president of the Philip Larkin Society, has written a poem, Swiping left on Larkin, in party of the centenary.

Here, she discusses why she determined to think about what the poet would be like on a courting app. Scroll down to examine the poem in full.

If literary reputations can be likened to a inventory market, fluctuating on the tides of style and time, Philip Larkin crashed in 1991. Until then he had been a sturdy buy, the unofficial post-war laureate, greater synonymous with his time and vicinity than any English poet because Tennyson.


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