Annotated poem for wjec as english literature revision - larkin and to old age and death, and that instead of making the best of our lives. Poet dannie abse was born on 22 september 1923 in cardiff to jewish parents and philip larkin's charming description of his early attachment to jazz and alred several months after the death of poet dannie abse's wife, joan, in a car .
Died, 14 october 2011(2011-10-14) (aged 91) tunbridge wells, kent occupation, poet language, english nationality, british alma mater, oriel college, oxford john clive hall (12 september 1920 – 14 october 2011) was an english poet and editor his work was admired by philip larkin who described it as, just the sort of. Philip larkin, a reclusive librarian who was one of britain's best-loved poets, died early today he was 63 years old he had lived for almost 30.
Philip larkin started writing poems in 1938 when he was fifteen or sixteen and very nearly stopped about ten years before he died at sixty-three his reputation. Philip larkin is to be honoured with a memorial in poets' corner in westminster abbey a floor stone dedicated to larkin - who died in 1985.
Dannie abse, who has died aged 91, was a poet, novelist, intimate writing from poets such as thom gunn, donald davie and philip larkin.