In this section of the website, we have collected all of the manuscript versions of Larkin’s poems, that can be seen in the main trail section. All of the poems are contained in Philip Larkin: Collected Poems. © Faber & Faber and reproduced with the kind permission of Faber and Faber.
The manuscripts themselves are copyright © 2011 The Estate of Philip Larkin. By permission of the Society of Authors, on behalf of the Larkin Estate. Manuscripts were reproduced with the assistance of Hull History Centre, which houses a number of Philip Larkin collections, including the workbooks in which he drafted his poems.
Friday Night in the Royal Station Hotel
Friday Night in the Royal Station Hotel
First published in Sheffield Morning Telegraph, 7 Jan 1967 Collection: High Windows, June 1974
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Broadcast
Broadcast
First published in Listener, 25 January 1962 Collection: The Whitsun Weddings, February 1964
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Whitsun Weddings
Whitsun Weddings
First broadcast in ‘New Poetry’ (BBC Third Programme), 5 April 1959 Collection: The Whitsun Weddings, February 1964
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How
How
First published in ‘Wave’, Autumn 1970
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The Trees
The Trees
First published in ‘New Statesman’, 17 May 1968 Collection: High Windows, June 1974
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Toads Revisited
Toads Revisited
First published in ‘Spectator’, 23 November 1962 Collection: The Whitsun Weddings
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