David edited Landfall and Landfall Review Online between 2010 and 2018. He is a recent recipient of a Janet Frame Literary Trust Award, an Ockham New Zealand Book Award for Poetry, and the Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry. His most recent poetry publication, Edgeland and other poems, was published by Otago University Press in 2018. He is the New Zealand Poet Laureate 2019 – 2021.
Our fourth resident for the year, David is working on developing a collection of contemporary poems about changes to climates political, cultural and physical. The underlying question these poems are exploring is the context of personal identity within the current fracturing of national history and social change.