Saturday, November 24, 2007

Howard, David

[Photograph: Ella Rushton (December, 2007)]

David Howard (b. 1959)


New New Zealand Poets in Performance (2008):

Talking Sideways
Social Studies
On the Eighth Day

Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Social Studies
2. To Cavafy
3. I
4. The Perpetual Bird
5. Talking Sideways
6. On the Eighth Day
7. Lawyer's Point
8. Heroin

Bio / Bibliography:

David Howard (b. 1959). The author of poems described by David Eggleton as "technically dazzling" and teeming with "glittering figures of speech", David has worked as a pyrotechnic and special effects supervisor for acts including Metallica and Janet Jackson. David’s collaboration with photographer Fiona Pardington, ‘How To Occupy Our Selves’ was published by HeadworX earlier this year. He is now working with the Czech composer Marta Jirackova, who is setting the text ‘The Carrion Flower’, and also with the Leipzig-based photographer Dean Nixon on an exhibition entitled ‘Unfinished Business’. Both projects were fostered by the receipt of a Creative New Zealand project grant in 2001-2.


Head First. Auckland: Hard Echo Press, 1985.
In the First Place: Poems 1980-1990. Photographs by Paul Swadel. Christchurch: Hazard Press, 1991.
Holding Company. Christchurch: Nag’s Head Press, 1995.
Shebang: Collected Poems 1980-2000. Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2001.
(with Fiona Pardington). How to Occupy Our Selves. Wellington: HeadworX, 2003.


Takahe (1989-1993)
Complete with Instructions. Christchurch: Firebrand, 2001.

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