David Eggleton lives in Otago. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, and is the editor of Landfall. He was born in Auckland in 1952.
David Eggleton surveys the life and times of the one and only Allen Ginsberg - the manic and delirious poet who dedicated himself to "writing down newspaper headlines from Mars".
We continue our week-long preview of next week's Ockham national book awards with two new poems by David Eggleton, a finalist in the award for best book of poetry.