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Wednesday 15 March 2023 1:43pm

Respirator Cover WebsiteDavid Eggleton, Otago University Press and University Book Shop Otago warmly welcome you to celebrate the launch of Respirator: A Poet Laureate Collection 2019–2022, the new collection from award-winning poet David Eggleton. The book will be launched by Victor Billot and the event will include classical guitar performances by Richard Wallis.

is a sumptuous celebration of David Eggleton's tenure as the nation's poet-at-large during his time as Aotearoa NZ Poet Laureate (2019–22).

In this collection of probing, kaleidoscopic and richly sensuous poems, Eggleton explores how the social changes and upheavals of the past four extraordinary years manifested in Aotearoa New Zealand, from the impact of living through a pandemic to ecological concerns, technological changes, and shifting viewpoints about identity and global consumerism.
Respirator stands as a powerful artistic record of an unprecedented historical moment.

Find out more about Respiratorhere

Time: 5:30pm
Date: Wednesday 29th March
Location: University Book Shop Otago
All welcome!
Please RSVP to for catering purposes

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