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Born and raised in Massachusetts to Greek-born parents, Vasiliki Katsarou holds a Literature degree magna cum laude from Harvard College, and an MFA with distinction from Boston University. Her first collection, Memento Tsunami, was published in 2011 and one of its poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2014, she read her work at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. She is also a Geraldine R. Dodge Poet in the Schools in New Jersey. Her poems have appeared in Contemporary American Voices, Literary Mama, Noon: Journal of the Short Poem, Poetry Daily, Regime Journal (Australia), here/there poetry (UK),  La Vague, wicked alice, Wild River Review, and Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature and in the anthologies Meta-Land: Poets of the Palisades II; Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place and Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. As founding director of the Panoply Books Reading Series in Lambertville, NJ, Vasiliki has been an ardent literary arts advocate, organizing a large number of community poetry readings and art events. She currently works with artists and poets at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey. Besides poetry, she has written and directed an award-winning 35mm short film on utopia, called Fruitlands 1843. For more on Vasiliki, please visit onegoldbead.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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