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A sensuous and fearless poet, Cathy Strisik is the author of The Mistress, winner of the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry, 2017; Thousand-Cricket Song; and chapbook, Insectum Gravitis (eventually, forthcoming). An encouraging and enthusiastic teacher, she holds poetry workshops teaching at Somos and in private poetry workshops in her home in San Cristobal, NM.  and in various communities in the country. In 2012 she co-founded and co-edits the internationally acclaimed online journal, Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art in order to bring together the voices of poets from around the globe. Cathy also manages San Cristobal Writer’s Retreat for writers who desire a place of solitary and peace to work.