Barry Kraft - An Evening of Philip Larkin's Poetry and Prose

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 7:00pm

Shakespearean actor Barry Kraft reads from The Complete Poems ($40.00) of Philip Larkin. Regarded as one of the great English poets of the latter half of the 20th century and called "the saddest heart in the post-war supermarket," Larkin (1922–1985) wrote of diminished expectations in work marked by a glum accuracy about emotions, places, and relationships.

Barry Kraft has been a professional actor for 45 years. He has acted in all 38 of Shakespeare's plays, playing more than 100 roles in 85 full productions. In addition to many seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he has had seasons with San Diego’s Old Globe, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespearean, Marin Shakespeare, and A.C.T.  Barry is also a dramaturg, guest lecturer, educator, an avid Chess and Go player, and a poetry lover.

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94925 Corte Madera
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The Complete Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374126964
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 27th, 2012

This entirely new edition brings together all of Philip Larkin's poems. In addition to those that appear in Collected Poems (1988) and Early Poems and Juvenilia (2005), some unpublished pieces from Larkin's typescripts and workbooks are included, as well as verse—by turns scurrilous, satirical, affectionate, and sentimental—that had been tucked away in his letters.