The Daily Poem: Poem (after Ladislav Skala)

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Don Paterson 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 Dundee in 1963, left school at 16 and has worked as a musician. He lives in Brighton. This poem appears in Nil Nil published by Faber & Faber at pounds 5.99.