David Eggleton lives in Dunedin / Ōtepoti. He was co-winner of the PEN New Zealand Best First Book of Poems Award in 1987 and was awarded the Robert Burns Fellowship for 1990. As an arts journalist and reviewer, he won the Montana-New Zealand Reviewer of the Year Award six times between 1991 and 2010.
He edited Landfall and Landfall Review Online between 2010 and 2018. His collection The Conch Trumpet won the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Award for Poetry. He received the 2016 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry. Other awards include the Janet Frame Literary Trust Award in 2015 and the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency Award in 2017.
His most recent publication is The Wilder Years: Selected Poems (Otago University Press). He is the current New Zealand Poet Laureate 2019-2022.
David Eggleton at DWRF 2021:
Gala Showcase – What Does the Future Hold?
The Wilder Years: Selected Poems
Politics of Poetry
Photo credit: Caroline Davies