Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Artist

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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) 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

2018 Elgin Award runner-up Astropoetry 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 the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2017). Her poetry, fiction, and art have appeared in numerous venues worldwide, receiving accolades such as the Jane Reichhold International Prize, nominations in the Rhysling Awards, the Dwarf Stars, the Elgin Awards, and honourable mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and the Best Horror of the Year.

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30 May 2019: Awed and overjoyed to read the results and commentary of Haiku University's Weekly Best for Haiku Column!

1ST PLACE

autumn's end
another stillbirth

wintering
all my rooms empty

Christina Sng

Judge Brendon Kent's commentary:

"I've put these 2 haiku of Christina's together as the implications of each haiku follow each other in interpretation...each as strong as the other.

The first sad image is set with autumn kigo, or more specifically at the end of autumn. Autumn ends and winter begins...both can be cold times but even more shocking is the deep sadness in having yet 'another' stillbirth. This harsh coldness will inevitably also reside within the author...

The second haiku takes us into preparing for winter and to what should be a happy occasion, perhaps the author has even prepared a room for the baby.

Alas the baby was a stillbirth so the proposed nursery is now just an empty shell of a room...

The author saying 'all my rooms empty' also implies the emptiness she feels inside after losing another child to stillbirth. She is at her wit's end just like autumn is at its end. The feeling of lost hope seeps through the veins of each haiku, the author feels that she hasn't any chance of achieving a successful birth. These are such a powerful couple of haiku written with deep emotion that will resonate within any reader...a haijin will tackle any subject no matter how painful. I applaud the author wholeheartedly."

29 May 2019: Elated to receive news of 3 nominations in the 2019 Dwarf Stars:

all my nightmares
saved in the dream catcher
I hang it over your bed

~Scifaikuest, November 2018

emerging
seemingly unharmed
from a wormhole
part of me wonders
am I still me

~Colorado Boulevard, 29 August 2018

The Gravity of Loss

It was sheer luck that you took flight 250 and I, flight 851. How grateful I am that we made up before we parted, as I now sob uncontrollably, watching your plane engines sputter and fail, free-falling.

the age-old battle
between force and gravity
the gravity of loss

~Winner, WonderFold, January 2018

28 May 2019: Grateful to Meghan Arcuri-Moran who wrote these lovely words about A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES:

"On the flight out to StokerCon, I had the pleasure of reading this amazing (and award winning) poetry collection by Christina Sng. Part horror, part sci-fi, the poetry deals with a number of themes, including family, nature, and a post-apocalyptic world.

I was taken with a number of the poems, but none more than "Twenty." After I finished reading it the first time, I dog-eared the page and wrote "wow."

It is so touching, so beautiful, I cried each time I read it.

(I know dog-earing and writing in books is abhorrent to some, but it's my way of reminding myself when I've read something worth revisiting.) Highly recommended!"

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LATEST RELEASES

1 June 2019: Happy to have 3 haiku in the anniversary issue of FemkuMag!

windstorm
the suicide
of leaves

rabbit hole
the hollow feeling
in my heart

long-time love
the lingering aroma
of lavender

31 May 2019: Thrilled to see my haiku in issue 1.6 of Human/Kind Journal!

stretched
beyond my limits
willow branch

30 May 2019: My poem "Found Footage" is live at The Ladies of Horror Flash Project.

FOUND FOOTAGE

There goes our last wrench

Tumbling away into space,
And now our engineer with it.

That was how our space ark failed
And how humans became extinct.

22 May 2019: Elated to see my poem "The Dolls" in Apex Magazine's stunning anthology of victory in defiance Do Not Go Quietly! Thank you so much, Jason and Lesley, for including my work among such stellar company.

5 May 2019: Star*Line 42.2 is on sale now! Super happy to see my space opera poem "Museum of Lost Souls" and my illustration "Battle" in this awesome issue. Thank you so much, Vince and SFPA for giving my work a home!

1 May 2019: My SF poem "The Last of Us" appears in Space and Time #133.

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RECENT SALES AND ACCEPTANCES

3 June 2019: "Keepsakes I Treasure", "Our Ships", and "A New Earth" were sold to the May 2020 issue of Scifaikuest.

22 May 2019: "stretched" was accepted for Human/Kind Issue 1.6.

15 May 2019: Sold "Always Rose-Tinted", "When We All", "Everything", "The Stories I'm Sure", and "How I Long" to Random Planets.

11 May 2019: "windstorm", "rabbit hole", and "long-time love" were accepted for the May issue of Femku.

10 May 2019: "watching me", "earthbound", "seeing his true face", "unable", and "learning far" were accepted for the inaugural issue of Bleached Butterfly.

3 May 2019: "sea breeze" was accepted for the Fall 2019 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.

1 May 2019: "Unrelentlessly", "Mars Life", "Racing to the Moon", "The Graying Skies", "A Hundred", and "During the Long Years" were sold to Random Planets.

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