Lichfield talk to explore poet Philip Larkin’s links to the city

Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin

The life of Philip Larkin will be explored at a talk in Lichfield.

Although the poet is usually associated with Hull, his family roots are in Lichfield – with his mother and father burried in St Michael’s churchyard.

The man himself lived briefly in the city during the war when his family left Coventry after the blitz in 1940 and it was here that he wrote some of his first poetry.

The Lichfield Discovered group will be exploring Larkin’s links to Lichfield in a talk at St Mary’s in the Market Square at 7pm on Monday (July 14).

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