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Magazine backtracks on Philip Larkin poem claim


Piece heralded by Times Literary Supplement as unpublished Larkin work is most likely by Hull poet Frank Redpath

The Times Literary Supplement has removed from its website a poem that it claimed was an unpublished piece by Philip Larkin, after it emerged that it is most likely the work of a lesser-known Hull poet, Frank Redpath.

The TLS has also taken down an accompanying 1,600-word essay on what it portrayed as an exciting new discovery from one of Britain’s most revered 20th-century poets.

‘In and Out’: An unpublished poem by Philip Larkin http://t.co/YIZZLdu5Ovpic.twitter.com/4HErHPoJDd

This unpublished Larkin poem is, I must say, quite magnificent: pic.twitter.com/WaWWWADFwH

This undated lost Larkin poem shows him in a more pastoral mood: pic.twitter.com/07UMPrU1Fe

What I admire most is the way Larkin bravely repeats the opening two lines, to bring thematic conclusion to it. Magic pic.twitter.com/gXWzEiJNXD

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