Douglas Dunn is one of the 10 poets on the shortlist for the pounds 5,000 T S Eliot prize. Each of the poets will be featured in the Daily Poem this week. 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 1942 and grew up in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. In 1991 he was was appointed a professor in the English Department of the University of St Andrews. This poem appears in Dante's Drum published by Faber at pounds 6.99.
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