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David Eggleton in performance (1st of 3)

David Eggleton in performance

With his energetic presentation and rich cacophony of phrases, David Eggleton's performances are always popular. Here he performs at the Dunedin Public Library in May 2005 as part of New Zealand Music Month. Eggleton, who is part Polynesian, has been an important presence on the New Zealand poetry scene since the 1980s. He is known as much for his very fine literary reviewing as for his poems, and he became the editor of Landfall literary journal in 2010.

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Otago Daily Times
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John Newton, 'Poetry - Diversity: since 1985', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43092/david-eggleton-in-performance (accessed 17 October 2017)

Story by John Newton, published 22 Oct 2014