Two or More Islands is the seventh collection of poetry by Diana Bridge. In 2010 she was presented with the Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for Poetry, and in 2014 she won the Landfall Essay Competition with her essay ‘An attachment to China’. Bridge won the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize in 2015. The chief judge, Irish poet Vona Groarke, described her work as ‘possibly amongst the best being written anywhere right now’. The same year, Bridge was invited to take up a residency at the Writers’ and Artists’ Colony at Yaddo in upstate New York, the first New Zealander since Janet Frame to go there. In the Supplementary Garden: New and selected poems was longlisted for the Poetry Prize in the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. She has studied Chinese language, literature and art history, and holds a PhD in Chinese poetry from the Australian National University.