Christina Sng

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Archived Features 2018

27 May 2018: 5-Stars from Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews for A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES.

"This poetry collection is beautiful. The poems are dark and creepy. Just the way I like it...(They) drip with life and death. They are brutal and frightfully beautiful. Some will make you tear up, while others will give you chills...If you haven't read any horror poetry lately, then I suggest you remedy that immediately. This collection is a great place to start."

24 May 2018: A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES will be exhibited at the Poets House in NYC, USA from June 28 to August 18.

20 May 2018: Over the moon to discover that my poem "Sand Under a Microscope" has won First Place in Angela Poetry Magazine's Monthly Lighthearted Poetry Contest! It's my first time winning a prize for a contemporary poem so I'm really excited!

15 May 2018: Elated to have a half-page feature by Olivia Ho in the Singapore Straits Times: Poet Christina Sng is the first Singaporean to win the Bram Stoker award!

10 May 2018: Wonderful 5-star review of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES by Nicholas Diak on Goodreads.

7 May 2018: Elated that my haiku "giving spring" has been selected as Editor's Pick for the Spring 2018 edition of The Cicada's Cry!

giving spring
another chance
rescued cat

2 May 2018: Jennifer Crow reviews A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES:

"If you like your poetry dark--but also like it with a heart and soul--this is a great collection. I love how Christina Sng blends creepiness with human interaction. So many of the stories involve the links between family members, especially mothers and children. It captures, with remarkable emotional effect, the desire to protect in terrifying moments and the fear that only loving someone can bring to us."

1 May 2018: My haiku "the gravity" is featured in Sonic Boom's anthology the arithmetic of sparrows: Best of Paper Lanterns (vol. 1):

the gravity of disrespect drain flies

29 April 2018: Blown away by Christa Carmen's wonderful 5-star review of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES on GoodReads:

"Christina Sng's Bram Stoker Award-winning collection could therefore not be more aptly named. Sng's work elicits the same hypnagogic surreality you've felt infusing your prone and vulnerable sleeping form during a particularly terrifying omnibus of nightmares."

24 April 2018: 3 of my 2018 Rhysling-nominated poems "Starlight", Moonlight in the Playground", and "Little Red" are featured in Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi's blog for National Poetry Month.

14 April 2018: My haiku "raining again" has won First Place in the Jane Reichhold International Prize! Many grateful thanks to the ukiaHaiku Committee and the contest judge, Michael Dylan Welch.

raining again
the soft tapping
of my cat's tail

Comments by the Judge: "One of the hallmarks of a good haiku is the immediate sense that we've had the same experience, or that we've seen the same thing, feeling the emotions that go along with that experience. The poem validates our own experience as it seeks to honor the everyday extra ordinariness of life. We've all seen the soft tapping of a cat's tail, and may wonder what the cat might be thinking. Perhaps the cat is thinking exactly what we might be thinking, wishing it would stop raining so we might go outside again to enjoy the outdoors. The fact that it's raining again tells us that the cat's patience is being tried, as is our own during a rainy season. But the poem also offers a moment of contentment. It's very likely that the cat is content after all, regardless of the weather, suggesting that we might want to be content as well, no matter how much it continues to rain."

11 April 2018: Catku has been reviewed in Italian by Luca Cenisi.

31 March 2018: Delighted to be awarded 3 Haiku of Merit in the 10th Anniversary Edition of World Haiku Review in the categories Shintai (1) and Vanguard (2):

nettle season
learning nonchalance
from my cat

hung upside down
dried roses

loud echoes
still trapped somewhere
my poems in me

30 March 2018: With Fiona Mcvie at Author Interviews.

28 March 2018: My haiku "a caterpillar" was featured on haiku windows this week with a lovely commentary by Katherine Munro:

a caterpillar
in my window box
changing seasons

"Here we also have the idea of the changing seasons, winter to spring or spring to summer, most likely, emphasized by the entrance of a creature that will change itself. The setting of the window box also fits well--gardening and plants also follow a cycle, although humans often attempt to force their own ideas on these things..."

27 March 2018: The Bram Stoker Awards 2018!

5 March 2018: My haiku "monarch butterfly" earned 1st Place in the Caribbean Kigo Anniversary Kukai!

monarch butterfly
discovering how much
I have changed

4 March 2018: A Collection of Nightmares has won the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection!!!

23 February 2018: "Out of this World" earned an Honourable Mention in Alban Lake Publishing's 10th Drabble Contest.

13 February 2018: "Little Red" has been nominated for the 2018 Rhysling Awards.

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 Bram 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 Bram 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.


Archived Releases 2018

30 May 2018: On Haiku Windows:

once again
wishing on a star
lottery window

30 May 2018: My poem "School Recital" appears in the May 2018 issue of Cricket.

27 May 2018: First time featured in the Wales Haiku Journal!

misty dawn
drifting in and out
of dreams

24 May 2018: Proud to be a part of Nina D'Arcangela's Ladies of Horror Flash Project with my horror poem, "All the Monsters in the World"!

24 May 2018: On Haiku Windows:

protecting us only
from what's outside
storm window

23 May 2018: My painting "Waiting Together" is on the cover of Dreams & Nightmares 109!

This is the first time my art has made the cover of a print magazine and I am especially thrilled because my first two poems ever published were in Dreams & Nightmares 52.

My deepest and most grateful thanks to David C. Kopaska-Merkel for giving my work a home all these years.

Dreams and Nightmares 109 includes my fairy tale poem, "Rapunzel", and fantastic poems by F.J. Bergmann, Joshua Gage, Herb Kauderer, Deborah P Kolodji, John Reinhart, and many more.

16 May 2018: Delighted to see my contributor copies of The Cicada's Cry, edited by the wonderful Joanne M Reinbold.

16 May 2018: 3 weeks of Haiku Windows:

window seat
a teddy bear
left behind

perched outside
the hospital window
a bird with all its limbs

seeing the world
through soap bubbles
first car wash

1 May 2018: "solitary journey" appears in otata #29.

solitary journey
of a leatherback hatchling
the space between stars

27 April 2018: Happy to be a part of the 2018 Earthrise Rolling Collaborative Haiku together with so many wonderful poet friends!

deep dive
into the rapids

25 April 2018: Conjuring up memories of the movie Sliding Doors in my haiku for this week's Haiku Windows:

spotting him
through the train window
the one who got away

24 April 2018: Thrilled to be featured in today's Haikuniverse:

cat fur
on the couch
one year later

23 April 2018: My poem "A Capacity for Violence" appears in The Ladies of Horror Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

18 April 2018: Happy to see my poem "first sight" featured in this week's Haiku Windows.

first sight
of her grandson
video chat

"Another example of what a difference this technology can make in our lives--it is much easier to connect with people, and communicate, than ever before, and this column could be considered another fine example of this as well..."

15 April 2018: In Chrysanthemum 23, my haiku:

another day
lost in what-ifs
death anniversary

4 April 2018: My haiku "all my dreams" appears in this week's Haiku Windows.

all my dreams
behind the envelope window
acceptance letter

3 April 2018: My black and white ink illustration "First Time on a Swing" appears in Star*Line 41.2.

2 April 2018: Happy to see my poem "Sunshine" in the children's science fiction magazine Spaceports and Spidersilk.

1 April 2018: My poem "The Girl Made of Electricity" appears in the limited chapbook I Don't Want to Play This Game Anymore.

1 April 2018: My haiku "spring wind" appears in Sharpening the Green Pencil: The Book of the 2018 Contest:

spring wind
a wall of ivy
waves to me

1 April 2018: Happy to be a part of John Martone's splendid journal, otata:

by all accounts
I should be dead
water bear

silent spring
another tumor
another day

my imperfect pitch

30 March 2018: My tanka in tinywords 18.1:

with each deep breath
I find more of myself
in this world
the scent of rose petals
after the rain

23 March 2018: Absolutely thrilled to receive my contributor's copy of Spectral Realms No. 8 with my poems "The Girl and Her Wolf Dog", "When We Fall", and "Memoirs in the Dark". Also, a gorgeous selection of weird poetry, an article on "Verse vs. Free Verse" by Frank Coffman, and in her exquisitely beautiful prose, Sunni Brock takes us on a breathtaking journey through the interweaving poems of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES. Thank you so much, Sunni, for this incredibly wonderful review!

20 March 2018: "new stories"and "bone tired" appear in the Spring 2018 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.

new stories
woven by firelight
grandma's loom

bone tired
every day one twig
for the nest

15 March 2018: In this week's Haiku Windows and two from the last and previous weeks:

a rare glimpse
of mom crying
shaded windows

searching high and low
for the office cat
billowing curtains

waving to my daughter
from our tree fort window
second childhood

1 March 2018: "breakwater", "soaring eagle", and "crescent moon" appear in otata.

22 February 2018: Scifaiku, "Distinct Clang" and "Flickering Flame" with black and white watercolour painting "Into the Light" appear in Star*Line 41.1.

21 February 2018: Scifaiku, "Rumble" and "Titan Landing", and horrorku, "Between" and "Thin Winter Air" appear in Scifaikuest 59 and Scifaikuest Online.

21 February 2018: Haiku, "sunroof" appears in Haiku Windows.

my hair tries
to escape

20 February 2018: Haiku, "ballet recital" was reprinted in old song: The Red Moon Press Anthology which which features the best published English language haiku of 2017.

ballet recital
the parents
tiptoe in

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


Archived Sales 2018

27 May 2018: Weird poems "The Vampire's Mother" and "The Mermaid" were sold to Spectral Realms #9.

26 May 2018: My poem "Legacies" and ink illustration "Cat World" were sold to Star*Line.

26 May 2018: Haiku "lake house" was accepted for the Fall 2018 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.

24 May 2018: Scifaiku "silent orbit of stars", "just wanting", and "seeing stars" were sold to Scifaikuest.

24 May 2018: Scifaiku "last one through" was sold to Grievous Angel.

21 May 2018: Haiku "misty dawn" was accepted for the Spring 2018 issue of Wales Haiku Journal.

9 May 2018: Senryu "teenage years", "comet trail", and "withering rose" were accepted for the upcoming issue of Prune Juice.

1 May 2018: My 100-word stories "Luci" and "The Future Conquerers" will be appearing in Drabbledark: An Anthology of Dark Drabbles.

12 April 2018: Haiku "old song" was accepted for the upcoming issue of Frogpond.

5 April 2018: Scifaiku "in perfect health", "gentlest quiver", and "meteor shower" were sold to Scifaikuest for their August 2019 issue.

1 April 2018: Fairy tale poem "Grandmother Red" was sold to New Myths.

31 March 2018: Fantasy poem "The Warrior Mephala" was sold to Star*Line.

25 March 2018: Two ink illustrations "Dreams of Flight" and "Preparing to Fly" were sold to Star*Line.

23 March 2018: Sold flash fiction "The Many Lives of Swan Everly" to Outposts of Beyond.

20 March 2018: "another day" was accepted for Chrysanthemum 23, Spring 2018.

10 March 2018: "giving spring" was sold to The Cicada's Cry, Spring 2018.

3 March 2018: "The Girl Made of Electricity" was sold to Unnerving Magazine.

28 February 2018: My watercolour painting "First Time on a Swing" and poem "Mars Colony" have been sold to Star*Line.

23 February 2018: 3 scifaiku "Curled Up Tentacles", "Within Sight", and "The Many Ways", and cherita "First Day of Summer" were sold to the May 2019 issue of Scifaikuest.

15 February 2018: "rediscovering" and "the strength" were accepted for the Summer 2018 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.

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.

3 January 2018: Scifaiku "Distant Clang" and "Flickering Flame" along with my painting "Into the Light" were sold to Star*Line 41.1.

1 January 2018: My watercolour painting "Waiting Together" was sold to Dreams and Nightmares for their #109 cover!!


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