Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Essayist, Artist

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A Collection of Dreamscapes by Christina Sng

2020 Bram Stoker Award® winner, 2021 Elgin Award runner-up, and 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award nominee, A Collection of Dreamscapes brings to life dark mythologies, fairy tales, a league of monsters, and a journey into the unfathomable depths of the human heart. This widely lauded follow-up to Sng's Bram Stoker award-winning volume, A Collection of Nightmares, has been described by reviewers as "a captivating collection that is not to be missed", "immersive, creepy, accessible", "a dream, dark and fantastic", "haunting, stunning, and poignant", and "a poetry collection every public library should own". Available from Raw Dog Screaming Press and Amazon.

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Tortured Willows

In Tortured Willows, four Southeast Asian women writers of horror expand on the exploration of otherness begun with the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women. Like the willow, women have bent and bowed under the expectations and duty heaped upon them. Like the willow, they endure and refuse to break. With exquisite poetry, Christina Sng, Angela Yuriko Smith, Lee Murray, and Geneve Flynn invite you to sit beneath the tortured willow's gravid branches and listen to the uneasy shiver of its leaves.

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Last updated: 19 November 2021

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2017 Bram Stoker Award® winner, 2018 Elgin Award nominee, and one of LitReactor's Best Books of 2017, A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press) features a surreal dreamscape of seasonal creatures, bone carvers, listless gods, vengeful angels, post-apocalyptic survivors, and the end of all things good and evil. Available from Amazon and Raw Dog Screaming Press.

A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng

2018 Elgin Award runner-up Astropoetry (Alban Lake Publishing) celebrates the wonders and mysteries of space in scifaiku and lyrical prose. On sale from Amazon.

Astropoetry by Christina Sng

2017 Elgin Award nominee, An Assortment of Sky Things, is a poetic tour of the solar system and beyond in haiku and short poetry.

An Assortment of Sky Things by Christina Sng

Catku takes us on a whimsical life journey between a cat and its human, a tale woven with 21 haiku and senryu based on my life with beloved cats. A must-have for all cat lovers.

CATKU by Christina Sng

A Constellation of Songs, my first haiku collection, spans birth to death, illuminating the wonder and beauty of life in between. Available as a free PDF from the Origami Poems Project.

A Constellation of Songs by Christina Sng

Christina Sng is the two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Nightmares, A Collection of Dreamscapes, Elgin Award runner-up Astropoetry, collaborative poetry collection Tortured Willows, and haiku chapbooks A Constellation of Songs and Catku.

Her poetry, fiction, essays, and art appear in numerous venues worldwide and have garnered many accolades, including the Jane Reichhold International Prize, nominations for the Rhysling Awards, the Dwarf Stars, the Pushcart Prize, the Elgin Award, and the Ladies of Horror Fiction Award, as well as honorable mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and the Best Horror of the Year. A Collection of Dreamscapes and her poem "Concepts" were recently featured in The Washington Post.

Christina is one of the recipients of the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant. Her essay Final Girl: A Life in Horror was a Stoker finalist for Superior Achievement in Short Non-fiction and her first novelette Fury made its debut in the award-winning anthology Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women.

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18 November 2021: My Bram Stoker nominated essay FINAL GIRL: A LIFE IN HORROR is now in print as part of the stellar anthology Interstellar Flight Magazine Best of Year Two! It is such a gorgeous book and it feels wonderful to hold in my hand. Thank you so much, Holly!

15 November 2021: Elated to read this wonderful 5-star review of TORTURED WILLOWS by Rebecca Rowland!

15 November 2021: Happy thanks to Julie Kelsey for this lovely interview at The Haiku Foundation: New to Haiku: Advice for Beginners - Christina Sng

17 November 2021: Happy to see my haiku selected by Paul Callus as one of Haiku University's Weekly Best from 1st to 7th November 2021. Paul, merci infiniment pour cet honneur!

my daughter pirouettes

ma fille pirouette

11 November 2021: Happy to see my haiku in the Haiku University's Weekly Best for the week 25 - 31 October 2021. Merci infiniment, Nadine, pour cet honneur!

quiet street
a leaf dances in the wind

rue calme
une feuille danse dans le vent

strada tranquilla
una foglia danza nel vento

11 November 2021: Lovely to see my poem "after death" featured in The Haiku Foundation's Haiku Dialogue, curated by Alex Fyffe in a new series titled Ad Astra.

after death
are we stardust
are you, dad?

8 November 2021: So happy to see A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES receive a mention in The Best Horror of the Year Volume Thirteen.

4 November 2021: Fantastic to see Eric J. Guignard's PROFESSOR CHARLATAN BARDOT’S TRAVEL ANTHOLOGY TO THE MOST (FICTIONAL) HAUNTED BUILDINGS IN THE WEIRD, WILD WORLD, and Josh Viola, Carina Bissett, and Hillary Raque Dodge's SHADOW ATLAS featured in Tor Nightfire's New Horror Books for November 2021.

Look out for my tiny tale "One Day at Recess in the Convent of the Blessed Mother on Victoria Street" in PROFESSOR CHARLATAN BARDOT'S TRAVEL ANTHOLOGY TO THE MOST (FICTIONAL) HAUNTED BUILDINGS IN THE WEIRD, WILD WORLD, and my 5 poems "La Sayona", "El Culebron", "The Massacooramaan", "La Ciguapa", and "Yacumama" in SHADOW ATLAS!

1 November 2021: Elated to be in the Best of Penumbric vol iv with my poem "The End" alongside many friends and colleagues!

29 October 2021: Absolutely over the moon to see A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES and my poem "Concepts" in THE WASHINGTON POST!!!

29 October 2021: A conversation under a willow tree with my willow sisters Lee Murray, Gene Flynn, and Angela Yuriko Smith at the Horror Writers Association Halloween Haunts blog series.

19 October 2021: Absolutely awed to be mentioned in the same line as Ramsey Campbell in Library Journal's fabulous review of Professor Charlatan Bardot's Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World!

18 October 2021: Thrilled to see my poem selected as a Weekly Best at the Haiku University's Haiku Column from 30 August to 12 September 2021 with the following commentary by Paul Callus:

"Sunsets never fail to elicit emotions, beauty, wonder and amazement. Comparing a red runset to a fire-breathing dragon is very impressive, and the image of winged dragons keeps coming to mind."

I see dragons in the clouds

le coucher du soleil
je vois des dragons dans les nuages

8 October 2021: Happy Book Birthday to TORTURED WILLOWS, a collaborative poetry collection with my BLACK CRANE sisters Lee Murray, Gene Flynn, Angela Yuriko Smith, featuring a brilliant foreword by K.P. Kulski! Here are the first week of incredible reviews.

1 October 2021: So happy to see my poems, "All This Rain", "The Dream Fields of Hell", "Heart of Darkness", and "All Are Welcome" in Star*Line 44.4! "All Are Welcome" was selected as an Editor's Choice for this issue.

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18 November 2021: So lovely to see my haiku in this week's Haiku Dialogue on Ad Astra at The Haiku Foundation:

star clusters
my children and I
huddle together

9 November 2021: Missing the 80s? I sure do. Grab a copy of ATTACK FROM THE 80s! I'm super thrilled to be in this awesome anthology with my poem "Welcome to Hell". On sale now.

4 November 2021: Elated to see my haiku selected as one of the Haiku University's Weekly Best:

woven into tapestry
grandmother's memories

3 November 2021: Absolutely thrilled to see my tiny tale "One Day at Recess in the Convent of the Blessed Mother on Victoria Street" in Eric J. Guignard's brilliant anthology PROFESSOR CHARLATAN BARDOT'S TRAVEL ANTHOLOGY TO THE MOST (FICTIONAL) HAUNTED BUILDINGS IN THE WEIRD, WILD WORLD (2021 EDITION) alongside many friends and colleagues from around the world.

3 November 2021: Happy to be in The Haiku Foundation's Haiku Dialogue this week with my poem "old friends".

old friends
not a word spoken
between sunsets

31 October 2021: How has COVID-19 affected how we celebrate Halloween? In my article A New Halloween at Interstellar Flight Magazine, I talk to members of the Horror Writers Association to find out how their Halloween celebrations have changed since the pandemic.

26 October 2021: Thrilled to see my poem "Anchors" in this month's Ladies of Horror Flash Project.

18 October 2021: Happy to see my poem "Whales" in the latest edition of EYE TO THE TELESCOPE edited by Akua Lezli Hope!

6 October 2021: So lovely to have a haiku in this week's Haiku Dialogue curated by Marietta McGregor on an old ship's chain.

with my son and daughter
crossbars on a chain link

1 October 2021: So happy to be among friends in this month's brass bell on the topic of numbers:

age 7
I wonder
why I exist

I keep to
even numbers
10 ear piercings

what have I
gotten myself into
1200 piece jigsaw

30 September 2021: Lovely to be among friends again in The Haiku Foundation's Haiku Dialogue:

a reminder
of what I survived
old scars

25 September 2021: Happy to see my poem "Night of the Aurora" in this month's Ladies of Horror Flash Project!

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