Saturday, December 1, 2007

Bridge, Diana

[Photograph: Jan Kemp (2002)]

Diana Bridge (b. 1942)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Chrysanthemum
2. Transparent evening
3. Images for sages
4. The drums
5. At the entrance to the Lu Tomb
6. The root
7. Sister section
8. Lotus pond
9. The true tourist

Bio / Bibliography:

Born, Hampshire, U.K., 28/12/1942. Brought up in New Zealand. Schooling: Queen Margaret College, Wellington. Qualifications: M.A. (Hons.) in English Language and Literature, Victoria University of Wellington; Ph.D., Australian National University. Dissertation on a formative period of Chinese classical poetry. She has also attended the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and the Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing.

Worked as a diplomatic trainee in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Married Nicholas Bridge and accompanied him on postings to London, Singapore, Beijing, Canberra, Hong Kong, New Delhi and Taipei. Three children: two daughters and a son.

Work opportunities limited by a travelling career but has taught in the Chinese Department of Hong Kong University; and, on an occasional basis, at Victoria University. Some reviewing.

She has returned to Wellington permanently and is currently in receipt of a grant from Creative New Zealand, which she is using to work on a fourth book of poems.


Landscape with Lines (Auckland University Press, 1996)
The Girls on the Wall (Auckland University Press, 1999)
Porcelain (Auckland University Press, 2001)

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