Unpublished Philip Larkin poem found





A newly-discovered poem by Philip Larkin will be heard for the first time on a BBC TV documentary about his relationship with his secretary.

The unpublished poem, Dear Jake, was among other rarely-seen works found in a lost notebook by producers of Philip Larkin and the Third Woman.

The poems, sent in 1976 to his secretary of 28 years Betty Mackereth - now 87 - reveal her as a muse.

In the programme, she speaks for the first time about being his lover.

'Emotional kick'

Larkin is known for his relationships with two women, Monica Jones and Maeve Brennan, who are buried close to him in Cottingham cemetery near his adopted home city of Hull....

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