David Eggleton is a Dunedin based poet and writer and critic who has published a number of poetry collections, broadsheets and chapbooks. His poems have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies. The Conch Trumpet won the Ockham New Zealand Book Award for Poetry in 2016. His short fiction appears in Best New Zealand Fiction, edited by Fiona Kidman, as well as various other anthologies. In 2016, he received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry. His most recent poetry collection is Edgeland and other poems, published by Otago University Press in 2018. David Eggleton is the current Aotearoa New Zealand Poet Laureate.