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Book Review of LOVE & METAXA


I want to thank Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote Songs, for writing a book review for Love & Metaxa. This following review attached here for Pank Magazine, “a magazine that fosters access to emerging and experimental poetry and prose, publishing the brightest and most promising writers for the most adventurous readers”, blew me away. When you read what other writers, whom you admire, write about your book, and they are all positive, you come to slowly realize that maybe what you wrote is not half-bad, maybe it’s better than your self-esteem lets you believe it is, maybe people will like it and maybe, just maybe, you will touch others with your words.

I asked Gabino Iglesias to write a blurb for my book, Love & Metaxa, and boy did he ever write a blurb that knocked my socks off, and he included in this fabulous book review.

Please click on the link below to read it.

Thank you for reading.

Love & Metaxa is a collection of feelings violently thrown against the page. Strigas’ work is intense and honest. This collection is a mirror that reminds us of ourselves: a little dirty, a bit sad, stained with coffee, questioning everything, remembering the things that turned into scars, craving booze, ignoring the way the heart aches. These poems are the equivalent of making out with a stranger in a parking lot as wild horses stampede down the street and you feel the weight of the ghosts of old lovers hanging from your lips. Ah, but there is fun and lust, locked rooms and books, the beach and the fact that death is not here yet. Forget reading these poems; feel them. They will probably kiss you in return.”

—Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote Songs

Gabino Iglesias is a writer, editor, literary critic, and professor living in Austin, TX. He is the author of Zero Saints and Coyote Songs. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias. https://twitter.com/Gabino_Iglesias?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Blurb for Love & Metaxa

By Christina Strigas

Christina Strigas is a Canadian poet, raised by Greek immigrants, and has written three poetry books. Her latest, Love & Vodka, has been featured by CBC Books in, “Your Ultimate Canadian Poetry List: 68 Poetry Collections Recommended by you.”
LOVE & METAXA, her fourth poetry book is coming out May 25, 2021.
In her spare time, Christina enjoys foreign cinema, reading the classics, and cooking traditional Greek recipes that have been handed down from her grandmother.

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