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.
Events at Word
TE PAPA ŌTĀKARO WALKSaturday, 31 October 10:00 am
Take a walk along the Ōtākaro river and encounter poets and storytellers whose works are engraved there. With David Eggleton, Frankie McMillan, Fiona Farrell and Bernadette Hall, led by Joseph Hullen.
POET LAUREATE’S CHOICESunday, 1 November 12:00 pm
Poet Laureate David Eggleton invites five poets to respond to the landscape of Te Waipounamu. With Cilla McQueen, Kay McKenzie Cooke, James Norcliffe, Brian Turner and Bernadette Hall.
KO AOTEAROA TĀTOU | WE ARE NEW ZEALANDFriday, 30 October 5:00 pm
In Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand, writers and artists respond to the questions: What is New Zealand? Who are New Zealanders? With Selina Tusitala Marsh, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh, essa may ranapiri, Donna Miles-Mojab, Mohamed Hassan, Tusiata Avia and more.