Love And Vodka: A Book of Poetry for Glass Hearts by Christina Strigas
Publisher: Christina Strigas
Published: November 18, 2016
Recieved: an ecopy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Love & Vodka is Christina Strigas’ third poetry book. This book is written for all the hearts that shatter, that are transparent, that crack, rebuild and see truth. This is for the souls that connect through words. The poems in this book will make you breathless from their honesty. This poetry collection is full of poems that will make you contemplate the magic of connections disconnections, rejection, love, drinking, pain, marriage, loneliness, honor and the perils of living so many lifetimes in one. Delve into poetry head first and read passages over again to connect. This book has a modern feel with an ancient way of writing. Inspired by Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath and modern poets such as Mary Oliver and Billy Collins to name a few, Christina Strigas uses stream of consciousness to devour themes and words and spurt them forth into a poem. A contemporary poetry book that will not disappoint you and that will restore your faith into the power of poetry again.
I want to say that I was really excited to read this poetry book at first. The reviews were all pretty good and I thought I would really enjoy it. Sadly, while I did enjoy some of the poems, most others I couldn’t connect to. This is not at all the fault of the poet but more of a fault of my own experiences or lack thereof with different aspects of life.
This book would be wonderful for a person who is married or in a deep relationship in a later point in their lives. At the age of 18 the subject matter of this book fell flat for me, especially since I have never been in a relationship before.
However, there were a few poems that connected to writing that I really loved, and while a few of those fit the poetry book a few others felt a little random, but definitely welcome. I wish I could have gotten into this collection of poetry more, but it just didn’t happen for me, and I think that’s ok.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this review. This is the book I read for Day 2 of the Book a Day challenge and I’m sad it just wasn’t for me.
-Till next time!