Larkin to Love or Hate: British Poetics in Conversation


This week, I’ll be speaking on a panel at the AWP conference in Boston. With Carrie Etter as chair, the panel will be made up by me, Carol Watts, Lytton Smith and Tim Liardet. The blurb explains that we will “discuss the current state of British poetics by beginning with the common dividing line of Philip Larkin’s importance for contemporary poetries in the UK”. The aim is “to light and explore the exciting array of recent developments in British poetry”.

The result is that I have been thinking about Larkin a great deal over the last month or so, and I’ll be posting my thoughts in more detail after the panel. In the meantime, we hope to see you there. The panel is on Thursday 7th March at 3pm in room 110 (plaza level).