New Jersey poet Vasiliki Katsarou writes that her new chapbook, “Three Sea Stone,” distills images and themes touched in her first collection of poems, “Memento Tsunami,” published by Ragged Sky Press in Princeton. It also draws from her Greek heritage and her academic studies at Harvard, University of Paris, and Boston University. Based in Hunterdon County, she also coordinates poetry events in Lambertville and is a Geraldine R. Dodge Poet in the Schools. The new collection is part of a limited edition designed, printed, and hand bound by Mary Ann Miller of Lucia Press in Clinton.

Printed below is the poem that gives the book its title.

Three Sea Stones

Kiato stone

like a bean or an unformed heart
girdled, ringed, cleft by a river of white
given in green, parched in earth

Pastmos stone

Aztec puzzle,
bull’s heart with stippled on
arteries of blood

Pollock of the fingertips

Paros stone

beloved button
earth-sewn, your pastel skin
is heaven’s evidence.

For more information on the book and readings, visit www.onegoldbead.com.

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