All fine and dandy, until he drags in Larkin, who I'd suggest could be very good indeed, but only in parts, and was a bit of a runner-up to the front-runners, in the form of Eliot, trailed by Auden

On 28 September 2011 21:59, Rickard A. Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The Cornell Daily Sun
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A Tale of Two Poets
September 28, 2011
By Elias Wynshaw

We often mention T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden in the same breath, though
this pairing presents us not with a simple union but a choice between
two very different approaches to art. Readers, I have noticed, can like
both poets, but can never like them equally. When we place these two
together, the juxtaposition is a difficult one, leading us always to an
overwhelming question:

   Rick Parker