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Philip Larkin posthumously gets his own wheels

By Harriet Staff

In an article entitled “Buses are a fare way to celebrate city poet,” (get it?) The Yorkshire Post reported that bus passengers in Hull have recently been granted the pleasure of reading the poetry of Philip Larkin en route:

Poems by the poet and former Hull University librarian have been placed inside an East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) bus, which will be identified by large vinyl letters spelling out the poet’s name.

The bus, which operates on varied routes in the city, was officially named by the former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion.

Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 by Harriet Staff.