Philip Larkin

Craig Raine’s collected essays, More Dynamite, is a collection that blows holes in fellow poets’ work, and ends leaving the poetry landscape very battered and bleak

Philip Larkin’s letters to his lover Monica Jones speak of a non-sexual intimacy and chart his progression to poetic maturity

The considered high-mindedness of Eliot or Larkin is no longer a prerequisite for members of today’s literary establishment