Books The Complete Poems by Philip Larkin and Archie Burnett Hardcover, 729 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $40 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Complete PoemsAuthorPhilip Larkin and Archie Burnett Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Contains a complete collection of the author's poetry along with commentary on the historical context and linguistic usage. Genres: Poetry Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Complete Poems Eldad Carin/iStockphoto.com Essays Grief In Greenness: Two Melancholy Poems Of Spring April 20, 2012 Some of the best poets of spring are masters of the minor key. So it's no surprise that the famously dour Philip Larkin wrote two of the finest spring poems of the last century, according to critic David Orr — who offers his appreciation.