Poet Catherine Strisik has a new book, “Thousand-Cricket Song,” about Cambodia and the culture of the country in the post-genocide era. She will be in Lowell on Saturday, July 31, at 2 p.m., reading from her work and signing books at the UMass Lowell Barnes & Noble Downtown Bookstore on Merrimack Street. Everyone is welcome to attend. She is eager to meet members of the Cambodian-American community, says SUN reporter Nancye Tuttle, who has an article forthcoming in the paper about the author, her impressions of Cambodia, and the poems that arose from her encounter with the people there today. Look for Nancye’s article on Sunday.