Philip Larkin

Twitter Has A Field Day With 'Previously Unpublished' Philip Larkin Poem That Wasn't By Him

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Think you're having a bad day? Spare a thought for poor Tom Cook. Cook is a poet and "ambling postgraduate" at Oxford University. And it seems he h...

Five Ways to Not Screw Up Your Kids

Victoria Ward | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

With time travel sadly still in the realm of science-fiction, all we can do is stop the buck here with our own parenting. Here are 5 ways how to not screw up your kids.

Liam Williams: The Philip Larkin of British Comedy

Ed Cripps | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Liam Williams is the most soulful, daring, intellectually unabashed young comedian in the country. His Foster's-nominated debut hour, which plays at the Soho Theatre this week, is comedy-as-poetry, his very own 'Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock', a mock-heroic bildungsroman of a set splashed with haggard beauty, Yorkshire melancholy and wanking-at-ten-past-three candour...


The Huffington Post UK/P | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

Hull has been crowned as the UK's future City of Culture, beating off Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay. It described itself as a 'city coming out ...

Freelancing: Netflix, OCD and Other Worrying Behaviour

Philip Larkin | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Philip Larkin

I'm still unemployed freelancing; don't tell anyone, but I'm starting to go a bit mad. It's been a good almost-year in many ways, as I've had a lot of time to work on my own TV projects - so lots of pitching has taken place in these past months, but with lots of pitching comes lots of knockbacks.

God-Fearing: A Faker's Guide

Philip Larkin | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Philip Larkin

Oddly, having spoken to my Da at length - it seemed the only things keeping her going were her family and her faith. My Gran is the most Catholic Catholic I've ever met. Me on the other hand - I'm not. I don't believe in God and I abhor the Catholic Church.

Lib Dem Party Conference - "Why Aren't They Screaming?"

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Now admittedly, this was my first party conference but as the train wheezed into Brighton station and I peered through my rain-spattered window at the black clouds being tossed about the seaside sky, I remember thinking what an apposite congregation of vapours it was to herald a Lib Dem conference at this particular moment in time.

It's Philip Larkin's Birthday! We've Got Audio And Quotes To Celebrate

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home

We feel the creator of the ever-popular line "They f*ck you up, your mum and dad", probably didn't like birthdays much, and maybe wasn't one for cake ...

Squashing the Toad

Joanna Kavenna | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Kavenna

I have no work life balance, in that there is no distinction between my work and my life. The two fields, planes of existence or manifestations of pure/impure id, whatever you want to call them, merge incessantly.

The Muppets Sequel

Philip Larkin | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Philip Larkin

I love you Disney, but do not f*ck with my Muppets. Do not f*ck with our Muppets. Don't you dare take advantage of my pals.

A 'Sort-Of' Review of David Shrigley's "Pass the Spoon"

Philip Larkin | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Philip Larkin

If Ready Steady Cook sh*gged Come Dine With Me after smoking the pubic hairs of David Lynch, rolled up in the pages of Friedrich Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy - Pass the Spoon would be the love child from that wildly wonderful evening. A triumph.

Shelving Old Plays

Philip Larkin | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Philip Larkin

I am not a poet - well, not beyond winning poetry competitions at school. I write theatre, television and film. If you're looking for the dead poet laureate, I'm sorry to disappoint you. You're free to leave, if you wish; but you may enjoy my rants and stories about giddy librarians, amongst the many other things I rant about.