Catherine Strisik’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and has been awarded grants, residencies, and scholarships from The Puffin Foundation, The Vermont Studio Center, Lakkos/Crete Artist Residency, Truchas Peaks Place, and Christ in the Desert Monastery. Cofounder/co-editor of Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, Strisik, for over 35 years has taught poetry workshops to children and adults in Taos, New Mexico. Insectum Gravitis is her third collection of poems. Her second book, The Mistress, won the New Mexico/Arizona Award for Poetry in 2017, and Strisik’s first book, Thousand-Cricket Song went into second printing in 2016. Her fourth book, Aikaterina has recently been completed. Strisik is Taos' Poet Laureate 2020-2022.