1.12 featuring CATHERINE STRISIK

Catherine Strisik is the author of Insectum Gravitis (Main Street Rag, 2019); The Mistress (3: A Taos Press, 2016),  winner of the 2017 New Mexico/AZ Book Award in Poetry, and Thousand-Cricket Song (2010; 2nd edition, 2016 Plain View Press), as well as manuscript-in-progress,  Aikaterina.
Active in the Taos poetry community for over 36 years, she’s been honored as  Taos’ Poet Laureate 2020-2022, and is a 2020 Taosena Award Recipient as one of Eight Women of Impact in Taos for her literary contributions.  Strisik’s poems appear in  Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Poet Lore, Drunken Boat, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Kaleidoscope, Tusculum Review, and elsewhere, and have been translated into Persian and Greek. Strisik is co-founder and consulting editor of Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, works as a poetry manuscript consultant, and for over 37 years has held poetry workshops in Taos. 

Check out her reading here:

Catherine Strisik reading poems
Catherine Strisik

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