Piece heralded by Times Literary Supplement as unpublished Larkin work is most likely by Hull poet Frank Redpath
The Times Literary Supplement has removed from its website a poem that it claimed was an unpublished piece by Philip Larkin, after it emerged that it is most likely the work of a lesser-known Hull poet, Frank Redpath.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.
This unpublished Larkin poem is, I must say, quite magnificent: pic.twitter.com/WaWWWADFwH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/gXWzEiJNXDContinue reading...