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Poetry by James Larkin

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19 pages10 minutes

Summary

Larkin's poetry starts from the age of 13 in the 1950s until present day. It is mostly romantic but in later years he took a more serious look at life, particularly in relation to animal cruelty and environmental pollution. This is his first book of poems and he is currently writing a second entitled Animal Poems to draw attention to the horrors of animal farming. Larkin has been a newspaper journalist and PR consultant for six decades. He has experience in Britain, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. He was born in 1938 in Liverpool, England and attended the Royal Grammar School, Colchester. He later was a law student at Grays Inn, London, before joining the Royal Air Force in 1957 in which he served in the Middle East (Iraq and Oman) and Singapore and Malaya (Malayan Emergency). He saw active service in the Oman Rebellion 1957, was on the last plane out at the Iraq Revolution 1958 and served in the Malay Emergency jungle war. He speaks basic Malay and French and smatterings of other languages. When he has published all his poetry he plansan exciting romance drama based on his experiences during the Malay Emergency and a thriller based on his experience with the Greek colonels regime 1967-74 when he was based in Athens.

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