Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Clean poetry, messy life …

… Philip Larkin exhibition in Hull offers fresh insights into poet's life | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

For Farthing, the exhibition is about exploring a side of Larkin that goes against expectation. The theme throughout is pink, which was Larkin’s favourite colour, and it focuses in on the scribblings, the unpublished thoughts and scratched out writings that are never seen in his sparse, clean poems. At the end of the show, people are also invited to pen their own letter to Larkin, which will then be pinned on to the wall.

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