David Eggleton grew up in Fiji and South Auckland and now lives in Dunedin, in New Zealand/Aotearoa. He is a poet, critic, writer, and freelance journalist who has won the NZBPA Reviewer of the Year Award six times at the Montana-New Zealand Book Awards, most recently in 2009. He has had six books of poems and a book of short fiction published, as well as a number of works of non-fiction. He has also released a number of poetry recordings featuring his collaborations with musicians, and been involved in poetry text collaborations with practitioners of a variety of other art forms, from sculpture to fashion design. His first collection of poems was co-winner of the PEN New Zealand Best First Book of Poems Award in 1987. He is currently the editor of Landfall, New Zealand’s preminent arts and literature periodical.