‘Larkinworld’ was at the Poetry Library on the South Bank. Read the full article on London Grip.
“Larkin’s poems [share] pop’s aphoristic quality: he says things about the world that people want to share with others. If you listen, you begin to notice lines in all kinds of unlikely places. U.S. indie band The National’s most recent album borrows from both The Less Deceived and High Windows. The lines make the transition into lyrics so well that no one seems to have noticed.”