Philip Larkin (1922-1985) was a poet, novelist and librarian. He contributed poetry and criticism to the New Statesman in the early 1970s.

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Cultural Capital
16 April 2015
Is spoken poetry better than reading?
25 April 2013
Swerving east, from rich industrial shadows And traffic all night north; swerving through fields Too thin and...
Cultural Capital
11 January 2013
“Most English writers have been only too glad to get out of the working class, if they have had the misfortune to...
07 February 2008
While the New Statesman’s literary pages attracted a diverse range of reviewers over the years, the prickly,...