Phillip Larkin Reads ‘This Be The Verse’.

By August 9, 2017Poetry, Video

Phillip Larkin was born on the 9th of August in 1922 and died on the 2nd of December in 1985. He was a librarian and writer- best known for his poetry.
Larkin’s poetry has been described as reflective and with ironic understatement. His lyrical works are full of a quiet discontent that manages to give the reader a sense of ordinary life, with his recurring themes and subjects, such as death and fatalism.



This Be The Verse is one of our favourite poems here at For Reading Addicts.

Here is Phillip Larkin himself reading the verse… Be warned- it contains strong language!



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