It's a low and almost dull reading, done in a Yorkshire garage and only just avoiding a monotone, but it has excited poetry enthusiasts as a rare voice from the past. Twenty-one years after his death, the poet Philip Larkin has spoken again in a set of tapes stashed in an attic along with hundreds of local history interviews recorded in the town of Hornsea. [...]Larkin made the tapes with a colleague, John Weeks, who managed the sound department at Hull University when the poet was the chief librarian there. The two occasionally had a drink in the staff bar and Weeks persuaded Larkin to visit his home-made recording studio in Hornsea. [...]
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