Christina Strigas is a writer, poet, and teacher. She works full-time as a public school teacher teaching French and English in Montreal, Quebec. Her poetry book Love & Vodka made "Your ultimate Canadian poetry list: 68 poetry collections recommended by you" by CBC News.
The Tao Te Ching is the most widely traslated book in world literature, after the Bible. Yet the gemlike lucidity of the original has eluded most previous translations, and they have obscured some of its central ideas. Now the Tao Te ching has been rendered into English by the eminent scholar and traslator Stephen Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell's Dropping Ashes on the Buddha is a modern Zen classic, and his translations of Rilke and of the Book of Job have already been called definitive for our time.