David Eggleton is a poet and writer who lives in Dunedin. He is a popular and dynamic performance poet, has written books and been selected as the Montana reviewer of the year. He has been described as “one of New Zealand’s more engaged contemporary poets and cultural commentators” (Critic, July 2007). He was at the centre between April and June, working on a collection of poems drawing on Polynesian myths and legends.
He used his time in Auckland to carry out research in the area, as well as to write.