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Philip Larkin was born in 1922 and grew up in Coventry, England. He earned his BA from St John's College, Oxford, and finished with First Class Honours in English. In 1955 he became Librarian of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, a post he held until his death in 1985. He was the best-loved poet of his generation, and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

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Famous poems by Philip Larkin 44 total

Maturity 157 ViewsRate it:
The Whitsun Weddings 155 ViewsRate it:
Dublinesque 128 ViewsRate it:
MCMXIV 74 ViewsRate it:
Solar 65 ViewsRate it:
Skin 56 ViewsRate it:
Nothing To Be Said 50 ViewsRate it:
Past days of gales 48 ViewsRate it:
The Mower 47 ViewsRate it:
Love Songs In Age 47 ViewsRate it:
Coming 44 ViewsRate it:
Modesties 44 ViewsRate it:
Winter 43 ViewsRate it:
The North Ship (Legend) 42 ViewsRate it:
The Trees 40 ViewsRate it:
Home is so Sad 39 ViewsRate it:
Wants 36 ViewsRate it:
Aubade 33 ViewsRate it:
Going 31 ViewsRate it:
Triple Time 30 ViewsRate it:
Best Society 28 ViewsRate it:
Like The Train's Beat 28 ViewsRate it:
Why Did I Dream Of You Last Night? 27 ViewsRate it:
Sad Steps 27 ViewsRate it:
If Hands Could Free you, Heart 27 ViewsRate it:
To write one song, I said 26 ViewsRate it:
Mr Bleaney 26 ViewsRate it:
Days 25 ViewsRate it:
Long lion days 25 ViewsRate it:
Toads 25 ViewsRate it:
To Failure 23 ViewsRate it:
The School In August 23 ViewsRate it:
The Importance of Elsewhere 22 ViewsRate it:
Cut Grass 22 ViewsRate it:
I Have Started To Say 22 ViewsRate it:
How Distant 21 ViewsRate it:
Long Sight in Age 21 ViewsRate it:
Money 21 ViewsRate it:
Next, Please 21 ViewsRate it:
Negative Indicative 21 ViewsRate it:
Wedding Wind 20 ViewsRate it:
Wild Oats 20 ViewsRate it:
New Eyes Each Year 18 ViewsRate it:
Gathering Wood 17 ViewsRate it:

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