by George J. Dance

Diana Bridge

Diana Bridge. Courtesy Beattie's Book Blog.

Diana Bridge (born 1942) is a New Zealand poet.[1]


Bridge was born and raised in Wellington.[2]

She attended Queen Margaret College and Victoria University of Wellington.[2] She earned a Ph.D. in Chinese literature from the Australian National University, Canberra.[3]

She has studied, researched and taught Chinese language, literature and art history, and early Indian art history.[3]

She is married to diplomat Nick Bridge.[2]


Bridge received the Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for Poetry in 2010 for her contribution to New Zealand poetry.[4]



  • Landscape with Lines.Auckland, NZ: Auckland University Press, 1996.
  • The Girls on the Wall. Auckland, NZ: Auckland University Press, 1999.
  • Porcelain. Auckland, NZ: Auckland University Press, 2001.
  • Red Leaves. Auckland, NZ: Auckland University Press, 2005.
  • Aloe, and other poems. Auckland, NZ: Auckland University Press, 2009.


  • An Unexpected Legacy: Xie Tiao's 'poems on things'. Wellington: Asian Studies Institute / New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation, 2008.
Diana Bridge - Prospero's stones

Diana Bridge - Prospero's stones

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[5]

See alsoEdit



  1. Diana Bridge (b. 1942) The Poetry Archive. Web, Dec. 26, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Diana Bridge, Seeing Voices, NZEPC (New Zealand Centre for Electronic Poetry). Web, Dec. 26, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bridge, Diana, New Zealand Book Council, March 2011. Web, Dec. 26, 2013.
  4. Wellington poet Diana Bridge is the winner of the 2010 Lauris Edmond Award for Poetry, Beattie's Book Blog, November 15, 2010. Blogspot, Web, Mar. 19, 2014.
  5. Search results = au:Diana Bridge, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Dec. 26, 2013.

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