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A limerick for Larkin

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To mark the forthcoming publication of Philip Larkin’s letters to his partner, Monica Jones, the poet Michael Horovitz has penned Prospect a miniature review in verse:

In memoriam dear old P.A.L. (1922-1985)

A lonely librarian in Hull Found his life increasingly dull: In poems and letters He unbound his heart’s fetters And now lit mobs feed from his skull.

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