Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Artist

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2019 Features

28 April 2019: My guest post "Hong Kong Swordfighting Sagas of my Childhood" appears in Ladies of Horror Fiction for National Poetry Month!

11 April 2019: Two wonderful reviews of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES!! Thank you so much to the very kind reviewers, Emily and Toni, for their lovely words.

"I really loved Sng's writing style. I had a really hard time putting this collection down. The art on the cover was beautiful. This collection made my heart happy and I can't wait to read more from Sng. If everything else is as wonderful as A Collection of Nightmares then I can't wait!!"

5 April 2019: My haiku "cut branches" was shortlisted for the 2019 R. H. Blyth Award and "the emptiness" received an honourable mention!

cut branches
the body remembers
all its past trauma

the emptiness
after my hysterectomy
pumpkin carving

Many grateful thanks to the judges, organizers, and to the World Haiku Review!

20 March 2019: Overjoyed to read Suzy Michael's wonderful review of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES on Goodreads!

20 March 2019: Lovely to see my interview with David E. Cowen on the Horror Writers Association Poetry Blog: Nightmares and Haiku: An Interview with Bram Stoker Award Winning Poet Christina Sng

12 March 2019: My poem "The Last of Us" is in Space and Time #133.

1 March 2019: Elated to read Bruce Baugh's fantastic review of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES:

"Christina Sng's book A Collection Of Nightmares is just marvelous...Sng does more in a few dozen lines than quite a few entire books I've read...If you're looking for some great contemporary horror distilled to its most potent essences, this is a book for you."

28 February 2019: An interview with Stephen Kozeniewski for Women in Horror Month: Women in Horror Month #11: Christina Sng, Stoker Award-Winning Poet Behind A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES.

21 February 2019: An interview with Sara Tantlinger for Women in Horror Month: WiHM Interview with Christina Sng

18 February 2019: My poems "Forest Mother", "The Girl and Her Wolf Dog", and "Rapunzel" have been nominated for the 2019 Rhysling Award!

16 February 2019: Thrilled to be featured in Gwendolyn Kiste's Women in Horror roundtable alongside so many writers I admire.

"...just in case you haven't read her poetry collection yet, I highly recommend the amazing Christina Sng's A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES. It's beautiful, it's unsettling, it's absolutely perfect reading for February or any other month."--Gwendolyn Kiste, author of RUST MAIDENS and Bram Stoker Award nominee AND HER SMILE WILL UNTETHER THE UNIVERSE

12 February 2019: What a privilege it has been working with the Singapore American School's Advanced Topic Writing and Publication students over the past four days. They have such energy, creativity, and love for what they do. I am in awe of how generously and positively they give and receive feedback, and lift each other up as a team. It has been tremendously inspiring working with them and I cannot wait to see their published stories later this year.

1 February 2019: Thrilled to see A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES included among so many other fantastic books in Elgin Award-winning poet Christina Rau's To-Read Speculative Poetry List in her article on Speculative Poetry: Poems of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Other-Worldly Visions over at BookRiot.


2019 Releases

2 April 2019: In Haikuniverse today:

but a name
we give them

26 March 2019: My microfiction "The Art of the Feed" is live at the Ladies of Horror Flash Project.

22 March 2019: I'm in Creatrix 44 with 2 haiku:

mowed lawn
my son's new
buzz cut

a giggle
in the darkness
baby dreams

6 March 2019: My contributor's copy of The Cicada's Cry arrived:

never certain
how you will react
sea ice

2 March 2019: My poem "Sunset on Kepler-22b" appears in the latest issue of The Future Fire.

24 February 2019: 2 poems in the Winter 2018 issue of the Wales Haiku Journal.

all the dreams
I shared with you
childhood swing

the half-life
of painkillers
autumn branches

20 February 2019: My poem "Winter's Gift" appears in the Ladies of Horror Flash Project!

11 February 2019: Received my contributor's copy of Passages which collects the best of New Myths in a first volume. It includes my 2016 Rhysling-nominated poem "Twenty Years".

7 February 2019: Part of the fantastic lineup in Sins and Other Worlds with my story "The Assassin Program".

5 February 2019: Over the moon to see my story "The Goblin" in Daily Science Fiction today! This is my first appearance in this fantastic venue.

3 February 2019: In the World Haiku Review's 10 Year Anniversary edition Fuga No Makoto alongside so many esteemed friends and colleagues with my 2 neo-classical haiku "cold summer" and "summer comfort" in the sections "Summer on Toast" and "Cat on my Lap" respectively.

cool summer
getting along in a pot
moss and weeds

summer comfort
the arthritic cat
basks in the sunlight

31 January 2019: My art "Worlds Collide" and "Lies the Tree Told", poem "Life on Uranus", tanka "Lost Twin" and "After Hypnotherapy", scifaiku "Pets", "The Feeling", "Burying the Alien" and "Immortality", and fantasy ku "Even as Queen" appear in Star*Line 42.1.

30 January 2019: My horror flash "How It Began" is live now at the Ladies of Horror Flash Project.

30 January 2019: This month's Haiku Dialogues:

at the picnic table
an ant family

roof snow
the precariousness
of our situation

spring bloom
my daughter dresses
for her prom

skipping stones
how I imagined
life would be

24 January 2019: In the January 2019 issue of Stardust Haiku:

snowy fox
a flash of light
in the darkness

4 January 2019: In today's issue of the Asahi Shimbun:

cold moon
wrapping grandma
in blankets


2019 Sales

5 April 2019: "happiness" was accepted for the upcoming issue of Frogpond.

2 March 2019: My flash "The Girl in the Mirror" was sold to New Myths.

23 February 2019: My poem "Museum of Lost Souls" and ink illustration "Battle" sold to Star*Line.

19 February 2019: My poem "The Dolls" was sold to Apex anthology Do Not Go Quietly.

14 February 2019: "The Monsters Within" and "Reparation" were sold to Spectral Realms #11.

8 February 2019: "all the dreams" and "the half-life" were accepted for the Winter issue of Wales Haiku Journal.

11 January 2019: My Japanese brush painting "Journey" and haiku "all the dogs" will appear in the Summer 2019 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.

2 January 2019: Horrorku "Snowy Plains" and tanka "Whispered Words" and "Every Lover" were sold to Scifaikuest. They will appear in the February 2020 issue.


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