Tiny In All That Air

Tiny In All That Air

By The Philip Larkin Society
This is the podcast for anyone who is interested in Philip Larkin. We will bring you new insights into Larkin's life and writing by talking to people with fascinating stories to tell and unusual connections to the great poet himself.
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Edwin Dawes (Chairman of the Philip Larkin Society)

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James Booth (Larkin expert and biographer) (part 3)
In this third and final part of our in-depth conversation with James Booth, he tells us about his own books on the poet, Larkin's early schoolgirl poems and astonishing use of language. If you haven't heard parts one and two, be sure to give them a listen. James Booth is the Philip Larkin Society's Literary Adviser & Co-Editor of About Larkin, the society's journal. He has published two books on Philip Larkin: Philip Larkin: Writer (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991) and Philip Larkin: The Poet’s Plight (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). He has also edited Larkin’s early girls’-school stories and poems as Trouble at Willow Gables and Other Fictions (Faber, 2002), and a volume of critical essays, New Larkins for Old (Macmillan, 2000), arising from the first Hull International Conference on the Work of Philip Larkin mounted by the Society in 1997. He has recently retired from the Department of English at the University of Hull. His new biography of Larkin: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love was published in August 2014. Presented by Lyn Lockwood.   Theme music: 'The Horns Of The Morning' by The Mechanicals Band.   Audio production by Simon Galloway. Follow us and get it touch on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tiny_air Find out more about the Philip Larkin Society here - http://philiplarkin.com/
43:54
January 17, 2020
Wes Finch (songwriter & musician)
Songwriter and musician Wes Finch from The Mechanicals Band joins us to discuss Larkin and to tell us about ‘THE RIGHTEOUS JAZZ’ – a new Larkin-inspired musical and theatre production. This is the podcast for anyone who is interested in Philip Larkin. We will bring you new insights into Larkin's life and writing by talking to people with fascinating stories to tell and unusual connections to the great poet himself. Presented by Lyn Lockwood.   Theme music: 'The Horns Of The Morning' by The Mechanicals Band.   Audio production by Simon Galloway. Follow us and get it touch on Twitter.   Find out more about the Philip Larkin Society here.
21:59
December 24, 2019
James Booth (Larkin expert and biographer) (part 2)
In this second part of our conversation with James Booth, he talks about Larkin's development as a writer, takes a closer look at 'The Old Fools' and reflects on Larkin's long-term partner, Monica Jones. James Booth is the Philip Larkin Society's Literary Adviser & Co-Editor of About Larkin, the society's journal. He has published two books on Philip Larkin: Philip Larkin: Writer (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991) and Philip Larkin: The Poet’s Plight (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). He has also edited Larkin’s early girls’-school stories and poems as Trouble at Willow Gables and Other Fictions (Faber, 2002), and a volume of critical essays, New Larkins for Old (Macmillan, 2000), arising from the first Hull International Conference on the Work of Philip Larkin mounted by the Society in 1997. He has recently retired from the Department of English at the University of Hull. His new biography of Larkin: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love was published in August 2014.  Presented by Lyn Lockwood.   Theme music: 'The Horns Of The Morning' by The Mechanicals Band.   Audio production by Simon Galloway.   Follow us and get it touch on Twitter.   Find out more about the Philip Larkin Society here.  
24:38
December 16, 2019
James Booth (Larkin expert and biographer) (part 1)
James Booth is the Philip Larkin Society's Literary Adviser & Co-Editor of About Larkin, the society's journal. He has published two books on Philip Larkin: Philip Larkin: Writer (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991) and Philip Larkin: The Poet’s Plight (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). He has also edited Larkin’s early girls’-school stories and poems as Trouble at Willow Gables and Other Fictions (Faber, 2002), and a volume of critical essays, New Larkins for Old (Macmillan, 2000), arising from the first Hull International Conference on the Work of Philip Larkin mounted by the Society in 1997. He has recently retired from the Department of English at the University of Hull. His new biography of Larkin: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love was published in August 2014. In the first part of our conversation with James, he tells us about how he became an expert on Larkin including his time as lecturer of the University of Hull.  Presented by Lyn Lockwood.   Theme music: 'The Horns Of The Morning' by The Mechanicals Band.   Audio production by Simon Galloway. Follow us and get it touch on Twitter.   Find out more about the Philip Larkin Society here.
27:11
December 2, 2019
Edwin Dawes (Chairman of the Philip Larkin Society)
In our first full episode, we talk to Edwin (Eddie) Dawes, chairman of the Philip Larkin Society and former Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Hull. Eddie was Chairman of the Library Committee for a record period of eleven years, during which time he worked closely with Philip Larkin. He is now Professor Emeritus. As a friend and colleague of Philip Larkin, he was honoured to accept the invitation to chair the Larkin Society on its foundation in 1995. Eddie shares his memories of working with Philip Larkin and their friendship, the role of the Society and a guest lecture from Grayson Perry in 2017.  Presented by Lyn Lockwood. Theme music: 'The Horns Of The Morning' by The Mechanicals Band. Audio production by Simon Galloway.  Follow us and get it touch on Twitter. Find out more about the Philip Larkin Society here.
36:21
December 2, 2019
Series preview with Kyra Piperides Jaques
In this introductory episode, we talk to Kyra Piperides Jaques about her involvement in the Philip Larkin Society and look ahead to what you can expect to hear throughout the series. Larkin biographer James Booth (and future guest) on The Building, the poem discussed by Kyra; Yes, the Building has got to be the new HRI on Anlaby Road. The description clinches it surely - a lucent honeycomb (I seem to remember, earlier, it was painted yellow, not blue as now), a clean-sliced cliff, with the slums still (then) huddled around it. This is the hospital Larkin attended in January 1972 with a crick in his neck (opened by the Queen in June 1967.) Our first full episode will be available on 2nd December 2019. Subscribe to this podcast for free via your favourite podcast app. Presented by Lyn Lockwood Theme music: 'The Horns Of The Morning' by The Mechanicals Band Audio production by Simon Galloway Follow us and get it touch on Twitter Find out more about the Philip Larkin Society here.
10:35
November 6, 2019