Marisa Cappetta (she/her) graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Hagley Writers’ Institute. She received a mentorship from the New Zealand Society of Authors. Marisa has been widely published in New Zealand and international journals and anthologies. In 2016 Steele Roberts published her first poetry collection How to tour the world on a flying fox. Her next book, Tender Insurrections, published by Sudden Valley Press will be launched in November 2023.