Katie Aliféris (ah-lee-FEH-ree) is a writer of poetic things from San Francisco, California whose work often focuses on honoring heritage, life with multiple chronic illnesses and disabilities, matters of the heart, and uplifting The Matriarchy.
She has been a featured performer at local and international literary series and events, including Eves at The Beat, LitCrawl, The Melbourne Fringe Festival, North Beach First Fridays at City Lights Books, the San Francisco State University Center for Modern Greek Studies, VelRo’s Global Voices: A Celebration of Translation and International Creative Writing, and Voz Sin Tinta.
Her work has been published in various anthologies, journals, and websites, including 9 Muses News, The Cerurove, Lucent Dreaming, the San Francisco Public Library’s Poem of the Day, and sPARKLE & bLINK. It has also been set to music and commissioned by composers, conductors, businesses, individuals, and organizations.
Katie’s first book of poetry, fool[ishly optimistic], was published by Nomadic Press and is available for purchase at Medicine For Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery in San Francisco or online from SPD: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9781955239158/foolishly-optimistic.aspx .
You can watch the release party for fool[ishly optimistic] here: https://www.facebook.com/NomadicPress/videos/650395146237405/ ,
and listen to the fool[ishly optimistic] playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0XNxxcKR-yswOjcfdzCCf9K4GzGAf2Vn .
Photo above by Alexandra Kostoulas.
Author portrait on home page by Arty Johnstone courtesy of Nomadic Press.
Video below courtesy of Quiet Lightning.