David Howard was born in 1959 in Christchurch. The winner of the Gordon & Gotch Poetry Award in 1984, the New Zealand Poetry Society Award in 1987, and a finalist in Ireland's Davoren Hanna Poetry Competition in 2001, David co-founded the Canterbury Poets Collective, the literary journal Takahe, and edited Complete with Instructions (Firebrand, 2001). He lives in Purakaunui, Otago.
In The First Place (Hazard Press, 1991)
Holding Company (Nag's Head Press, 1995)
Shebang: Collected Poems 1980-2000 (Steele Roberts, 2001)
How to Occupy Ourselves (HeadworX, 2003)
Takahe 1989-1994 (Takahe Publishing Collective)
Complete With Instructions (Firebrand, 2001)