"My desk, most loyal friend thank you. You've been with me on every road I've taken. My scar and my protection."  - Marina Tsvetaeva

about Catherine

Catherine Strisik, poet, teacher, editor is Taos, New Mexico’s 2nd Poet Laureate 2020-2021; is a recipient of 2020 Taoseña Award as Woman of Impact based on literary contribution; is author of Insectum Gravitis (finalist New Mexico/AZ Book Award in Poetry 2020); The Mistress (awarded New Mexico/AZ Book Award for Poetry 2017); Thousand-Cricket Song, and  recently completed manuscript Aikaterina (semi-finalist, Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, 2020). Numerous publications span over 30 years, including awards and Pushcart nominations, and with poetry translated into Greek, Persian, and Bulgarian.

Strisik’s poems appear in  Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Poet Lore, Drunken Boat, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Kaleidoscope, Tusculum Review, The Maynard, and elsewhere. She’s received grants, honors and prizes from CutThroat,Peregrine, and Comstock Review, The Southwest Literary Center, The Puffin Foundation, as well as residencies at Lakkos Artists, Crete, Vermont Studio Center, Truchas Peaks Place amongst others.  Catherine is co-founder and past co-editor of Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, and on advisory board of Pocket Samovar . Strisik offers editorial services, private consultations, and small group poetry workshops, and is available for readings and interviews. She currently divides her time between Taos, N.M. and Cape Ann, MA.
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