by Philip Larkin
Check out the Larkin Society's home page for all things Larkin.
This is a great Larkin bio plus links to other Larkin poems from our friends at the Poetry Foundation.
Larkin's "Aubade" is mentioned in this article about the form, and there are links to tons of other aubades from many different poets.
Here are some quotes from Larkin on a bunch of different topics. Okay, mostly they're about death and unhappiness. Sorry.
This is a video interpretation of Larkin's "Aubade" set to a catchy beat. See what you think. What do you imagine Larkin would think?
Here's a chance to hear Larkin read "Aubade." Spoiler Alert: the images are a little gloomy.
Here's another reading by Larkin (audio only this time).
This is a fetching picture of Larkin as a young man.
Here is a picture of Mr. Sunshine later in life.
Sure, he's smiling in this one, but look at that sky behind him.
Articles and Interviews
This article from The Telegraph puts "Aubade" on a pretty high pedestal. What do you think?
Larkin answers all kinds of questions (even though it seems like some of them he'd rather not).
John Updike takes a careful look at Larkin's Collected Poems in this article from The New Yorker.
Here are a bunch of books by Larkin (including his novel A Girl in Winter and All What Jazz, a collection of his music criticism and reviews). Click away.