Noeline Edith "Bub" Bridger (15 July 1924 – 8 December 2009) was a poet and short story writer, who often performed her own work and drew inspiration from her Maori, Irish and English ancestry. Her writing was largely anthologized and she published several book-length collections of poetry, including Up Here on the Hill (1989) and Wild Daises: The Best of Bub Bridger. Her writing is known for ts comedic energy and its idiosyncratic instances of fantasy. She was a well-known performer who acted on stage, and she also wrote for television and broadcast radio.
Wendt, Albert, Reina Whaitiri, and Robert Sullivan. Maori Ola: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English. Auckland: Auckland UP, 2010. Print.