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Issue # 2 September 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Born in Rome to American/Australian parents, Marisa is a graduate of Curtin University, she moved to Christchurch, New Zealand from Australia in 2003. She is a visual artist and poet.

The Press
Crest To Crest Anthology
International Literary Quarterly

Guest Reader Christchurch Poet's Collective 2010 Season
Hon Secretary Takahē Collective Trust
Treasurer Canterbury Poets Collective

Marisa Cappetta


Nude on a Staircase

Frisson of feet in fourth position
and the open gown colonizing
a bend in the elbow.

Defenceless flesh blooms
from silk the schema

of stance,
feet turned out
hip hinged back
coquette gaze
licked lips.

The audacious engagement,
I love him his
prosperity and confidence.