Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Artist

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Elgin Chapbook Award nominee, An Assortment of Sky Things, is a poetic tour of the solar system and beyond in haiku and short poetry. Available in print for US$5 postpaid from Allegra Press.

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. Available in print for US$5 postpaid from Allegra Press.

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 in print from Allegra Press for US$5 postpaid and 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 collections, including Elgin Award nominee An Assortment of Sky Things (Allegra Press), A Constellation of Songs (Origami Poems Project, Allegra Press), Catku (Allegra Press), Astropoetry (Alban Lake Publishing), and A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press).

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25 January 2017: Delighted to receive 3 Haiku of Merit in the Winter 2017 World Haiku Review:

winter waves
after these long years
still swept away by you

tiniest pearl
in the oyster shell
faraway star

knotted branches
my mixed feelings
about you

22 January 2017: The Leviathans of Europa was nominated for a Rhysling Award in the long poem category.

21 January 2017: My chapbook, An Assortment of Sky Things, was nominated for an Elgin Award! This is my first nomination.

20 January 2017: A deeply insightful analysis at Haiku Commentary of my poem, "the meows", which first appeared in last December's Failed Haiku.

3 January 2017: My tiny haiku collections, "The Birth of New Things" and "The Serenity of Dreams" will be published by Poems-For-All later this year!

31 December 2016: Twenty Years and The Perfect Planet earned Honourable Mentions in the 109th and 111th Weekly Contests at Poetry Nook.

16 December 2016: The 2016 San Francisco International Competition for Haiku, Senryu and Tanka results are in. Absolutely blown away to find out that my tanka, "late sunset" won Second Prize, and my senryu, "gastroenteritis" earned an Honourable Mention! Many grateful thanks to Carolyne Rohrig and to the judges for this incredible honour.


late sunset
by the ferris wheel
I twirl
the phantom ring
around my finger


we reassure Mom
it wasn't her cooking

16 December 2016: My haiku, "ebb tide" has earned an Honourable Mention in the Irish Haiku Society's 8th International Haiku Competition 2016.

ebb tide
turtle hatchlings
chase the sea

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28 February 2017: My flash fiction A Little Red appears in Grievous Angel today!

20 February 2017: observing appears in the Mentor issue of Haiku in the Workplace.

19 February 2017: which you, black moon, bloody spindle, all that talk, and Halloween night in Star*Line 40.1.

bloody spindle
putting another princess
under again

19 February 2017: interrogation room appears in Mayfly 62.

18 February 2017: witching hour appears in hedgerow #106.

15 February 2017: endless appears in Haikuniverse.

the brief lives
of stardust

15 February 2017: singing along appears in the Answering Machine issue of Haiku in the Workplace.

14 February 2017: Valentine's Day appears in Haikuniverse.

8 February 2017: best vacation appears in the Work Travel issue of Haiku in the Workplace.

3 February 2017: Pink dress appears in the Asahi Haikuist.

1 February 2017: in complete darkness, easterly, daffodils appear in otata 14.

1 February 2017: watching over us appears in brass bell.

1 February 2017: blister domes appears in Haiku in the Workplace: Workplace Accidents.

1 February 2017: morning selfie, supermoon, and weeping willow appear in Failed Haiku 14.

30 January 2017: morning sun, the owls quiet, fourth coffee, her voice, and old pond appear in otata 13.

25 January 2017: dreaming appears in Haiku in the Workplace: Commuting.

I missed my bus stop
I missed my bus stop

20 January 2017: blue moon and deep woods appear in hedgerow #102.

20 January 2017: The old tavern appears in the latest issue of the Asahi Haikuist.

18 January 2017: long-awaited retirement appears in Haiku in the Workplace: Retirement.

long-awaited retirement
my daughter phones me to ask
if I can babysit

18 January 2017: supernova appears in Stardust Haiku Issue 1.

in the chalkboard sky
stardust to stardust

11 January 2017: after hours appears in the Balancing Work with Life issue of Haiku in the Workplace.

5 January 2017: post-holiday week appears in The Post-Holiday Season issue of Haiku in the Workplace.

4 January 2017: Death's Other Superpowers appears in Weird Fiction Review #7, on sale now!

1 January 2017: last chocolate and first sight appear in brass bell: happiness.

1 January 2017: reverie, counting sheep, and first date appear in Failed Haiku 13.

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26 February 2017: "teaching her" was accepted for the Interns and Trainees issue of Haiku in the Workplace.

26 February 2017: "in the end" was accepted for cattails.

24 February 2017: "windchill" and "evening star" were accepted for hedgerow #109 and "the part of me" for hedgerow #110.

23 February 2017: "on the carousel" was sold to Akitsu Quarterly.

23 February 2017: "Between" and "Rumble" were sold to Scifaikuest.

22 February 2017: "wine country" was accepted for cattails.

20 February 2017: "tornado warning" was sold to Star*Line.

16 February 2017: "never far" was accepted for hedgerow #109.

14 February 2017: "trapped" was accepted for the summer 2017 issue of Skylark.

12 February 2017: "The Last of Us" was sold to Space and Time.

9 February 2017: "witching hour" was accepted for hedgerow #106.

5 February 2017: "best vacation" was accepted for the Work Travel issue of Haiku in the Workplace.

30 January 2017: "Turning My Skin", "The Simplest", and "The Wine" were sold to Star*Line.

30 January 2017: My flash fiction "A Little Red" was sold to Grievous Angel.

29 January 2017: "morning selfie", "supermoon", and "weeping willlow" were accepted for Failed Haiku.

28 January 2017: "Little Red" was sold to Polu Texni.

28 January 2017: "blister domes" was accepted for the Workplace Accidents issue of Haiku in the Workplace.

19 January 2017: "dreaming" was accepted for the Commuting issue of Haiku in the Workplace.

18 January 2017: "Schrodinger's Cat", "Blue Moon", "Pet Wolf", "Found in Sarpedon", and "Hoping" were sold to Star*Line.

15 January 2017: "interrogation room" was sold to Mayfly.

13 January 2017: "long-awaited retirement" was accepted for the Retirement issue of Haiku in the Workplace.

11 January 2017: "blue moon" and "deep woods" were accepted for hedgerow #102.

9 January 2017: "up late" was accepted for American Tanka's upcoming issue.

6 January 2017: "after hours" has been accepted for the Balancing Work with Life issue of Haiku in the Workplace.

2 January 2017: "I point out" and "gathering dusk" were accepted for Presence 57.


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