She is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet whose first collection, Memento Tsunami, was published in 2011.
In 2014, Vasiliki was one of seventy national and international poets to read at the 15th biennial Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark, New Jersey, the largest poetry festival in the United States. She has also served as Geraldine R. Dodge Poet in the Schools in New Jersey since 2013.
Vasiliki Katsarou has read her work widely, including at Manhattan’s National Arts Club, Cornelia St. Café, and KGB Bar, as well as at the Princeton Arts Council, Princeton University, and the Princeton Public Library.
An active literary arts advocate, she is founding director of the Panoply Books Reading Series in Lambertville, NJ, and has organized a great number of community poetry and art events. She currently works with artists and poets at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey.
In addition to her poetry, she has written and directed an award-winning 35mm short film about utopia, called Fruitlands 1843.
You can read Vasiliki Katsarou’s artistic statement here.