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Vasiliki Katsarou was born and raised in Massachusetts to Greek-born parents, and educated at Harvard College, the University of Paris I-Sorbonne, and Boston University. Her first collection, Memento Tsunami, was published in 2011 and one of its poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Daily, wicked alice, Press 1, and U.S. 1 Worksheets, as well as in the anthologies Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place and Rabbit Ears: TV Poems.  She has also worked in film and television production in France and Greece, and written and directed an award-winning 35mm short film, Fruitlands 1843, about the Transcendentalist utopian community. She directs the Panoply Books Reading Series in Lambertville, New Jersey.  In October 2014, Vasiliki was one of seventy poets invited to read work at the 15th biennial Dodge Poetry Festival.  For more on Vasiliki, please visit one goldbead.com.



Dab of Blue Paint

What then are we to do
with all those moments
when the eye stops
the heart

That gesture there, that glint
of beauty going by

And the thought, Who will remember it
if I don’t?

That daub of heaven
on a half-lowered eye-


From Memento Tsunami.  Copyright Vasiliki Katsarou.

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