Correspondence between Joan Bakewell and Phillip Larkin

Scope and Content

Photocopies of four letters between Joan Bakewell from the BBC Newsnight programme and Philip Larkin concerning the Poet Laureatship. Larkin declines to be involved and suggests he is unsuitable for the post having "ceased writing poems about seven years ago" but expresses interest in watching a discussion about the Poet Laureatship.

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