Henry Larkin was an accomplished first baseman who played on three teams during his 10-season career and retired with a.303 batting average.
Motion has created an image of a man whom many would view as self-indulgent, neurotic, bigoted and completely self-regarding; yet self-appointed thought police in our universities seem eager to dissect his poems for evidence of unacceptable opinions.
Early Life and Education
Larkin was homeschooled by his mother until he turned eight, when he attended Coventry’s King Henry VIII Junior and Senior Schools for his secondary education. Once completed, Larkin attended Oxford University and earned a first-class honors degree in English literature.
Later in his career, he accepted a post as librarian at Hull and began writing poetry vigorously – eventually publishing “The Less Deceived”, his collection of poems which cemented his place among postwar literature’s most eminent figures.
Poet Robert Frost made waves with his humorous take on human nature, death and alienation that resonated with readers and other writers alike. Some of his most celebrated works include “Going” and “Aubade”. These poems often explored daily life’s monotony against possibilities for feeling, which made his work accessible yet profound at once.
Henry Larkin is a professional baseball player. In over ten professional seasons with three teams, Henry held down first base. Throughout this time he amassed a batting average of.303 with six instances where his batted over 300.
On June 12th, Henry became the first Philadelphia Athletic to hit a natural cycle during their game against Pittsburgh Alleghenys. Lon Knight and Jim Field also contributed with hits during that same contest.
Larkin eventually could no longer remain standing for more than 20 minutes before becoming numb and collapse. His doctor diagnosed spinal stenosis – which narrows open spaces in the spine, placing pressure on nerves that run down his legs and arms – so a laminectomy procedure was performed to alleviate its pressure.
Achievement and Honors
Larkin pursued literary pursuits throughout his career. He published numerous poems and books in journals; furthermore, he was widely respected writer in his time.
Homeschooled until he reached eight, his father taught him much about literature and poetry writing at home and at school magazine contributor. Later that year he passed the entrance examination for St John’s College Oxford to study English there as a university student.
In 1951 he published his collection of poetry entitled XX Poems; later his second collection entitled The Less Deceived was printed in 1955. While working as a librarian at the University of Hull he used his office as his study where he spent most of his time writing.
Henry Larkin prefers to keep his personal life under wraps and has not shared any information regarding any potential relationships or girlfriends with anyone.
Sydney Larkin’s diaries show an extensive holiday pattern; her family would travel by train and spend their days swimming, shopping and walking. Additionally, they took regular holidays at British seaside resorts such as Lyme Regis, Bigbury on Sea and Sidmouth as well as NALGO holiday centers like Cayton Bay (U DLN/2/5).
Philip was deeply attached to both of his parents, writing them long letters after their deaths (U DLN/1/2 and U DLN/6/6). Additionally, he was an attentive uncle towards Rosemary Parry nee Hewett; sending her cards on each major birthday (and apologising when late! U DLN/2/4 and U DLN/2/7) as well as writing frequently to all his nieces and nephews.
Larkin has made his mark as an actor, appearing on several popular TV series like Call the Midwife and City Slacker. Additionally, he wrote the screenplay for Henry V – although no details about his personal life are known at present.
Larkin left NUDL shortly thereafter and later helped establish the Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU) in 1908. This union was predominantly Dublin-based and affiliated to Red International of Labour Unions for pro-Soviet campaigns.
From 2014 to 2019 he made waves as Monty Green in the post-apocalyptic science fiction drama TV show The 100. In other notable roles such as being Narco-Saints DEA Chief for two episodes and Shetland Detective Detective in four.