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The world of Philip Larkin’s poems is so often read as a melancholy backdrop to loneliness and failure but this exhibition at the National Poetry Library presented a new perspective.

It featured works by artist D J Roberts that explored Larkin’s writing, finding a more robust and life-enhancing quality.

Exhibits included works in neon, drawings and a display of pop culture ephemera, through which Roberts found what he termed a hidden ‘enormous yes’, rarely gleaned by Larkin readers.

Larkinworld took place from Tuesday 31 January to Sunday 16 April 2017.