Poets & Poetry

Question: Which famous poet wrote:

  • Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
  • It isn’t fit for humans now,
  • There isn’t grass to graze a cow …

Question: Which renowned British poet was for thirty years the University Librarian at the University of Hull?

Answer: Philip Larkin 

Question: Which British essayist and poet wrote the plays Murder in the Cathedral (in 1935 – later it became an award winning film of the same name) and The Cocktail Party (in 1949 which won a Tony Award for Best Play)?

Answer: TS Eliot 

Question: The poem Annus Mirabilis by Philip Larkin refers to the end of the ban on which book?

Answer: DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover