Author(s): Marisa Cappetta
These poems are a beautiful ensemble of intricate forms and symphonic notes. A rookery, a hermitage, a neat recipe for apple strudel, an anemographic analysis of wedded bliss, a eulogy to mermaids: all this and more lies in store in this stunning collection. Discovery of its unexpected, creative, multilayered places is continuously enriched by Marisa's deeply excavated truths. ~ Siobhan Harvey As a jeweller, Marisa Cappetta makes pieces that are often ingenious and quirky constructs bringing together disparate elements of material, texture and colour. Her poems, too, are wonderful constructs, products of a soaring imagination and sometimes surreal connection, which, coupled with a keen eye and a poet's sensibility, make for a wonderful ride for reader or listener. ~ James Norcliffe
Marisa Cappetta graduated summa cum laude and winner of the Margaret Mahy prize from the Hagley Writers' Institute in 2011. Her poems have been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, and several have been made into posters by Phantom Billstickers. A regular reader at poetry events, Marisa received a mentorship from the New Zealand Society of Authors in 2013. She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, and is also a visual artist.