Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Artist

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2018 Bram Stoker Award Finalist, Elgin Award nominee, and one of LitReactor's Best Books of 2017, A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press) is a poetic feast of sleeplessness and shadows, an exquisite exhibition of fear and things better left unsaid. Available from Amazon.

A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng

Astropoetry, nominated for the 2018 Elgin Award, celebrates the wonders and mysteries of space in scifaiku and lyrical prose. On sale from Alban Lake Publishing.

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

Dark Dreams is on sale as an eBook at Smashwords. The amazing cover is by Brian Hurtt, artist and co-creator of The Sixth Gun.

Dark Dreams

Christina Sng is a poet, writer, and artist. Her work in Japanese short form poetry, science fiction, and horror has received numerous accolades, most notably, Second Prize in The 2016 San Francisco International Competition for Tanka, Third Prize in the 2016 Annual Harold G. Henderson Award for Haiku, nominations in the Dwarf Stars and Rhysling Awards as well as Honourable Mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She is the author of several poetry collections, including limited haiku chapbooks, A Constellation of Songs (Origami Poems Project) and Catku (Allegra Press), Elgin Award nominees, An Assortment of Sky Things (Allegra Press) and Astropoetry (Alban Lake Publishing), and 2018 Bram Stoker Award Finalist, Elgin Award nominee, and one of LitReactor's Best Books of 2017, A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press).

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7 February 2018: My deepest thanks and gratitude to Jim Lee for his incredible Review of A Collection of Nightmares.

6 February 2018: A Collection of Nightmares made the Final Ballot of the Stoker Awards!

6 February 2018: "The Gravity of Loss" won the WonderFold Writing Contest! This is my first award for a haibun.

28 January 2018: My poems Starlight and Moonlight in the Playground have been nominated for the 2018 Rhysling Awards!

23 January 2018: A Collection of Nightmares made the Preliminary Ballot of the Stoker Awards!

17 January 2018: Astropoetry and A Collection of Nightmares have been nominated for the 2018 Elgin Awards!

4 January 2018: My profile and selected work at The Haiku Foundation's Registry.

30 December 2017: A Collection of Nightmares has been listed as one of The Best Books of 2017!! My deepest thanks and gratitude to Gabino Iglesias and LitReactor!

"I know horror poetry is not something you expected to find here, but this is amazing. It's horror poetry...and science fiction poetry and funny poetry and weird poetry and alien invasion poetry and body horror madness poetry and everything in between. More than that, it is also short stories in poetry form. Very satisfying short stories. It deserves a spot on a lot of lists."

16 December 2017: Proud to have earned the Award for Foreign Participant in The Bulgarian Haiku Union's 5th National December Haiku Competition and the Harmony between Heaven and Earth. My deepest thanks to Dr. Sofia Filipova, Zornitsa Harizanova, and Dilyana Georgieva for this great honour!

from a stranger
new year's day

2 December 2017: Gwendolyn Kiste interviews me at Poetic Nightmares: Interview with Christina Sng.

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6 February 2018: My haiku "the impressions" appears in Haiku Masters

the impressions
we leave in this world
water ripples

1 February 2018: 4 haiku appear in the 26th issue of otata:

mouse nor deer

pool of
elephant tears
ivory moon

worn path
going around
in circles

frozen mountain
bearing the pain
of arthritis

3 January 2018: My oil painting "The Last Day" is on the cover of Gnarled Oak!

3 January 2018: My science fiction children's poem "The New Kitten" appears in Spaceports & Spidersilk.

2 January 2018: My poem "Born of Blood and Tears" appears in Issue 4:3 of Mythic Delirium.

1 January 2018: First publication of 2018: a trio in the January issue of otata.

at the playground
parents hovering

stubborn macadamias
my daughter's hands
tightly clenched

finally the kick
of her unborn child
tenth pregnancy

15 December 2017: My dark poem "The Forest of Discarded Baby Girls" is live now at New Myths.

15 December 2017: Haiku "slack tide" appears at Gnarled Oak.

12 December 2017: My ink illustration "Young Witch to Saturn" makes its way to the Fall issue of Star*Line along with poems "Little Red in Haiku" and "Journey into Neptune"!

5 December 2017: My haiku is featured for the first time at Haiku Masters.

telling you
the heartbreaking news
wintry lake

5 December 2017: Poem "Une Nouvelle Vie" is reprinted in The Jewish Mexican Literary Review.

1 December 2017: Scifaiku "final cut" and "dust carpet" appear in Scifaikuest #58.

1 December 2017: Haiku "dark matter" appears in otata #24.

dark matter
the difficulty
of reconciliation

1 December 2017: Haiku "grocery bags" appears in brass bell.

grocery bags
the heaviness
of my heart

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2 February 2018: Cherita "dreaming", "twin fawns", and "family" have been accepted to upcoming issues of the cherita.

1 February 2018: "Soft Whispers", "No One", "Morning Star", and "Alone on the ISS" have been sold to the May 2019 issue of Scifaikuest.

12 January 2018: Tanka "Amid the Debris" and ku "Deja vu" were sold to Illumen for their Summer 2018 issue.

11 January 2018: My black and white line art "Adrift to Saturn" was sold to Scifaikuest for their February 2019 print edition.

10 January 2018: Haiku "new stories" was accepted by Akitsu Quarterly for their Spring issue.

8 January 2018: My haiku "ballet recital" has been selected for inclusion in old song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2017.

7 January 2018: My haiku "the gravity of disrespect" has been selected for inclusion in the Best of Paper Lanterns Anthology.

1 January 2018: My watercolour painting "Waiting Together" was sold to Dreams and Nightmares.

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