24 Aug 2019

New poet laureate David Eggleton

From Saturday Morning, 10:07 am on 24 August 2019

The Dunedin-based poet, writer and critic David Eggleton has just been appointed as New Zealand's next poet laureate, a position he will hold until 2021. Coming to prominence as a performance poet and street performer after dropping out of high school, he's published 8 volumes of poetry, a book of short stories and other non-fiction works. He also edited the arts and literary journal Landfall for 8 years until 2017.