David Eggleton; Poet Laureate of New Zealand

David Eggleton

Aotearoa New Zealand's Poet Laureate

David Eggleton Poet Laureate
David Eggleton, Poet Laureate. Photo courtesy of Caroline Davies.

David Eggleton is the current Poet Laureate of Aotearoa New Zealand. He was appointed in 2019, and his tenure has been extended until 2022 because COVID has thwarted several of his live appearances.  

David Eggleton is of Caucasian and Rotuman Fijian/Tongan heritage. Accordingly, he is a Pasifika poet.

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