Thank you, Nicole, for this wonderful and touching review of my poetry book, Love & Vodka. I am extremely humbled and honoured.

Nicole Lyons

I was lucky enough to snag a signed copy of Christina Strigas’ Love & Vodka, and even now, days after closing the book, I am still love drunk on her words.

Charles Bukowski said, “genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way” and if we take him at his word then Christina Strigas is indeed in the same league of genius as old Hank himself.

In Love & Vodka Christina manages to evoke an overwhelming feeling of urgency while simultaneously reaching out to stroke comfort into the soul. She interweaves chaos and calm so well that our own fleeting and/or rapid changing emotions can’t help but bubble to the surface. Christina has captured loss and grief almost as beautifully as she celebrates love and resilience.

The depth of her poetry is astounding. With surgical like precision she cuts a word here, places another there…

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