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7 June 2020: I'm over the moon! 4 of my poems have been nominated for the 2020 Dwarf Stars Award! :D
still can't decide
5 June 2020: It was absolutely lovely to be interviewed by the wonderful Stephanie M. Wytovich whose work so greatly inspires. Catch Into the Dreamscape: An Interview with Christina Sng at her Madhouse today!
26 May 2020: This fantastic review of A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES absolutely made my day: A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES IS A THING OF BEAUTY AND POWER THAT'S AVAILABLE NOW FROM RAW DOG SCREAMING PRESS!
"Hot off the Raw Dog Screaming Press, this collection is going to turn what we learned as children upside down by empowering those who've been victims in fairy tales and mythology. By fixing our near gospel stories into positive tales, Sng is opening a new chapter in a brand-new world." --Damaged Skull Writer
25 May 2020: Thank you, Sadie Colleen Hartmann, for being a tireless champion of women in horror, and for your incredible scholarship and writing. Thank you for this wonderful list of Women in Horror! I am truly honoured to be a part of it alongside my many friends and colleagues whose work I admire so much.
24 May 2020: Overjoyed to see my poem "Together" featured in The Fox Poetry Box!
15 May 2020: My poem "Allegra" is featured in the wonderful Erin Al-Mehairi's #HookedonPoetry Project in partnership with Kendall Reviews.
8 May 2020: It was wonderful reading my poems from A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES in Part II of The Outer Dark Quarantine Reading series, hosted by the fabulous Anya Martin, alongside my wonderful friend Mike Allen who read excerpts from his new books AFTERMATH OF AN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT and A SINISTER QUARTET! The episode also features Gordon B. White's review of Mike Griffin's novella ARMAGEDDON HOUSE.
5 May 2020: Elated to see this fantastic review Closing out National Poetry Month with Horror Poetry by Readers' Advisor Becky Spratford and my interview with poetry legend Linda Addison!
"A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES by Christina Sng is a poetry collection every public library should own." --Becky Spratford, Readers' Advisor, MLIS
5 May 2020: Overjoyed to see this 5 star National Poetry Month review of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES!
"The poetry is lovely -- written in a variety of styles, and covering a variety of horror-related topics -- these two things combined keeps every page feeling fresh and fascinating. This is a great read by a massively talented poet." --Angie at Mediadrome
2 May 2020: My haiku "lockdown week one" has been selected as one of Haiku University's Weekly Best from 13-20 April 2020!
lockdown week one
16 April 2020: Happy Book Birthday to A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES!!
Truly one of the highlights of my life and definitely one of my happiest: meeting Linda D Addison and spending a marvellous hour talking with her about poetry, mythology, writing, and A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES! A huge thank you to my wonderful publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press for this fantastic launch and interview, and for uploading the videos of my reading and the interview onto YouTube:
Ordering information: http://rawdogscreaming.com/books/a-collection-of-dreamscapes/
I'm overjoyed to read the many reviews that have come in and have added a selection to the Books page.
Here are a few:
"A Collection of Dreamscapes is exactly what I have come to expect from Christina: full of heart, personal, and powerful while opening up her view of the world to include a variety of different lenses and angles of approach."--Anton Cancre, Author and Reviewer
"Three words that describe this book: immersive, creepy, accessible. If you like the short stories of Carmen Maria Machado, you also need to try Sng." --Becky Spratford, Readers' Advisor
"This book reads like a dream, dark and fantastic. Danger in a sort of soft packaging. Multiple subtle brushes of the knife, no less deadly than the full on stab."--Well Read Beard, Reviewer
"The words on these pages are beautiful beyond measure, but they will also haunt you long after your close the cover."--Amanda Turner, Reviewer
"Christina Sng has done it again with beautifully haunting poetry that will immerse you in a waking dream."--Jackie Cowgill, Reviewer
"...truly an enchanting collection that you do not want to miss this year."--Sara Tantlinger, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Devil's Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. Holmes
"I loved this and it's going straight to my Keeper Shelf."--Yolanda Sfetsos, Reviewer
"Beautifully written poems reaching into the depths of darkness and pulling out the fleshy beating heart of our souls."--Intellectual Magpie, Reviewer
13 April 2020: Elated to see Anton Cancre's wonderful review of my upcoming book of poems A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES. Thank you so much, Anton!
"One of the things Christina has become known for is her ability to craft entrancing stories full of depth and meaning within her poems. She has this knack for giving the reader just enough on the page to build the images and plot in their head, while leaving enough unsaid that it is not dictated for the reader."
"A Collection of Dreamscapes is exactly what I have come to expect from Christina: full of heart, personal, and powerful while opening up her view of the world to include a variety of different lenses and angles of approach."
Read the full review here.
8 March 2020: The first review of A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES is in!!
"This is a fantastic book of poetry that doesn't shy away from true monsters or the many found in myths. The imagery touches the wonderment of fairy tales, the intrigue of myth and our interest in future worlds." --Yolanda Sfetsos
4 March 2020: My poems "Reparation", "Styx", and "In the End, Only the Gods" have been nominated for the 2020 Rhysling Awards in the Short Poem and Long Poem categories! My most grateful thanks to everyone who nominated my work and to the wonderful editors who gave them a home.
1 March 2020: A lovely conversation with Tammy Walker on Luna Station Quarterly about my book ASTROPOETRY in Conversations with Speculative Poets: Christina Sng.
20 February 2020: My most grateful thanks to the incredible Sadie Colleen Hartmann for her wonderful review of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES and this breathtakingly beautiful photograph. Her lovely words made my day! Read the full review here.
20 February 2020: Happy to be mentioned in my publisher Jennifer Barnes' article: Burning Bright: How Women Poets Conquered Horror Poetry.
30 January 2020: Thrilled to be featured in LADIES WRITING HORROR FICTION YOU NEED TO READ ASAP.
13 January 2020: Elated to see my scifaiku featured on The Haiku Foundation's Per Diem: Daily Haiku for January 2020 today, curated by Julie Bloss Kelsey.
12 January 2020: Over the moon to see A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES amongst reviewer Cassie Lola Daley's 6 favourite poetry collections, alongside Claire C. Holland's I AM NOT YOUR FINAL GIRL, Sara Tantlinger's LOVE FOR SLAUGHTER, Stephanie M. Wytovich's THE APOCALYPTIC MANNEQUIN, Donna Lynch's CHOKING BACK THE DEVIL, and Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi's BREATHE.BREATHE. Read 6 COLLECTIONS OF HORROR POETRY THAT I LOVE. Thank you so much, Cassie! :D
8 January 2020: My haiku "the half-life" was selected for inclusion in leaning into reeds: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2019.
6 January 2020: Honoured to see my haiku receive a mention in the Haiku University's Weekly Best as selected and translated by judge Nadine Leon. Thank you so much, Nadine! Merci beaucoup!
promises broken again
29 May 2020: Thrilled to see my haibun "A New Earth" and tanka "our ships" in the May 2020 online issue of Scifaikuest.
A NEW EARTH
News alert: the inception of spontaneous wormholes on Earth turns science experiments awry.
28 May 2020: My poem "Witching Hour at the Park" appears in the Ladies of Horror Flash Project.
27 May 2020: Happy to see my haiku in this week's Haiku Dialogue curated by Tia Haynes for The Haiku Foundation.
26 May 2020: My horror story "The Gift of Death" appears in Space and Time 136! Read an excerpt here: https://spaceandtime.net/story-excerpts-2/ 29 April 2020: A special treat for friends who have read A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES and loved the section Fairy Tales. Here's a poem I wrote for you in this month's Ladies of Horror Flash, titled "Little Four".
7 April 2020: My digital ink mixed media painting "The Arrival" in Star*Line 43.2. On sale now from the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
4 April 2020: Happy to see my haiku in The Cicada's Cry.
1 April 2020: "Diamond Dust" appears in Abyss & Apex 74.
30 March 2020: Thrilled to see my microfiction "The Price of Privilege" at The Ladies of Horror Flash Project.
The Price of Privilege
They always fall for the shiny vintage car and my large mansion on the hill.
That's all they see--the old money and the privilege--and that's what they want. Not me. I'm just part of the package.
So I let them have it, all I possess, and in turn, I collect their souls on our wedding day and give them to my true love who funds all of this.
This is my story. I hope you like it. You missed my name? Oh yes, it's Lilith.
12 March 2020: Elated to see my name on the cover of Space and Time Magazine #136!! My first published short story of 2020, "The Gift of Death", appears in this gorgeous issue.
7 March 2020: My poem "Tree Mother" is up at the Ladies of Horror Flash Project!
6 March 2020: Over the moon to see my painting "Dreams of Another World" on the cover of Scifaikuest! I also have 3 scifaiku and 1 horrorku in this splendid issue.
slow boat to the stars
seeing you both
2 March 2020: Happy to see my 3 poems on anger in the latest issue of Femku, edited by Susan Burch.
28 February 2020: My poem "Escape" appears in NOON #16.
20 February 2020: Thrilled to see my cover art "Inside" and 3 scifaiku, 1 horrorku, and 2 tanka in the February 2020 Online issue of Scifaikuest. My horrorku "snowy plains" was selected as the editor's Favorite Poem! :D
pack of werewolves
fissures in the skin
living an eternity
FAVORITE POEM by editor, t. santitoro
"This horrorku tells of death and possible murder:
The verse is concise and full of unwritten details, yet it still leaves much to the Reader's imagination, all the while encapsulating an entire story. What makes this my favorite poem, is the ah-ha moment delivered by the last line. Well done, Christina!"
18 February 2020: Awed and thrilled to be a part of this incredible lineup with my poems "The Vodyanoy" and "The Old Gods of Light". Thank you so much, Michael and Doug for including my work in your fantastic anthology Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors!
6 February 2020: Happy to see my 3 poems in the latest issue of Femku.
the doctor tells me
6 February 2020: Lovely sharing a page with my poet friends in this week's Haiku Dialogue on tulips, curated by Carole MacRury for The Haiku Foundation:
29 January 2020: In the latest edition of Haiku Dialogue:
16 January 2020: In the latest edition of Haiku Dialogue:
freedom just within reach
3 January 2020: Happy to share a page with friends in this week's issue of Haiku Dialogue on New Year resolutions, curated by Lori A Minor and Katherine Munro for The Haiku Foundation.
3 January 2020: My poem "One Christmas Eve" is now live on the Ladies of Horror Flash Project.
2 January 2020: So happy to be among friends in Femku #19, guest edited by the wonderful Elizabeth Alford, with my 3 haiku:
7 June 2020: Sold 3 digital paintings "Contemplating the Moon", "The War Upon Us", and "Light in the Darkness" to Penumbric.
18 May 2020: "The Joy of Travelling" was sold to Star*Line.
3 May 2020: "Metal Rain", "Venus", "The Conjurers", "The Price of Peace", and "A Paradigm of Magic" were sold to Penumbric.
1 May 2020: "Mother of All Things" has sold to Spectral Realms #14.
22 April 2020: Happy to receive a Featured Poet invitation to the May 2021 issue of Scifaikuest. Included are joined poems "Inate", "The Offering", "Scars", "Anniversary Dinner", and scifaiku, horrorku, and tanka "Dying", "Snow Hare", "The Need to Bite and Gnaw", "From the Helicopter", "The Strangest Things", and "Ocean Waves".
15 April 2020: My contemporary poem "Together" will be exhibited in The Fox Poetry Box!
8 April 2020: Haiku "gentle rain", "half moon", "lock down", and ink art "Hope", "To the Moon", and "Hunter's Moon" will appear in Akitsu Quarterly.
2 April 2020: "Metal Rain", "Venus", "The Conjurers", "The Price of Peace", and "A Paradigm of Magic" were sold to Penumbric.
2 April 2020: "spring rain" was selected for publication in The Cicada's Cry Spring 2020 edition.
1 April 2020: "Fondness for Cats", "Mesmerized", "The Strange Reality", "How Easy It Was", and "Three Moons Orbiting Earth" were sold to the February 2021 issue of Scifaikuest.
25 March 2020: My black and white line digital painting "The Arrival" was sold to Star*Line.
22 March 2020: "Diamond Dust" was sold to Abyss & Apex Issue 74 out this April 2020.
29 January 2020: My cherita "Daddy" was sold to the November 2020 issue of Scifaikuest.
27 January 2020: My short story "The Gift of Death" was sold to Space and Time.
27 January 2020: Two tanka "unable to sleep" and "learning to cherish" have been accepted for the Red Moon Anthology of Tanka, edited by Susan Burch.
15 January 2020: Haiku "oyster pearl", "all the things", and haiga "insomnia" were accepted for Akitsu Quarterly's Summer 2020 issue.
8 January 2020: "Thrown Away in Recycling", "A Lifelong Aversion", and "After the Wedding" were sold to the November 2020 issue of Scifaikuest.