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Stephen Knight is one of the 10 poets shortlisted for the pounds 5,000 T S Eliot prize. Each of the poets will be featured in The Daily Poem this week and next. The winner will be announced next January, after an Oscars-style process in which the 1,850 members of the Poetry Book Society will each have a vote. He was born in Swansea in 1960, read English at Oxford and now works as a freelance theatre director. In 1991, Knight won the National Poetry competition. This poem appears in his first collection Flowering Limbs (Bloodaxe pounds 5.95).