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|The Darkside of Eden
By Christina Sng
Allegra Press, 2002
Christina Sng’s first collection takes you on a poetic journey into the dark and macabre underworld of nature where humanity’s true face will be unpeeled before you, exposing its deepest buried fears and unspoken propensities.
This collection brings together the best of her poems published in 2001 and early 2002 from various North American magazines and anthologies.
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On the collection:
“A highly recommended chapbook from an extraordinary poet of dark verse.”
– Jon Hodges, writer, poet, founder of Project Pulp
“The images in Pumpkin Girl were startling and perfect for Halloween, and Postwar – very poignant.”
– Linda Addison, poet and editor of Space & Time
“There is a nice darkness and edge to her poems. Very gritty and sharp.”
“Outstanding break-up poetry, with just the right amount of pride, bitterness and turn of the knife. Brilliant.”
– Megan J Bulloch, reviewer for The Swamp
“This is a superb collection. I’ve got mine; get yours.”
– Tyree Campbell, editor of Aoife’s Kiss
“Christina Sng is a composer of dark imaginative verse, often as beautiful as it is, well, macabre. While her distinctive work makes its way onto magazine racks now and again, Sng’s poetry graces small press periodicals beyond number. The Darkside of Eden is a collection of this prolific scribe’s work, and includes 18 poems, all but “Succubus” previously published. Devoid of interior illustration, it is, like all the Allegra titles, sturdily put together and easy-to-read, with all Ps and Qs in place. (Her poetry), by turns morose, beautiful, and mysterious, is always as dark as Jagermeister or a cup of joe not compromised by sugar or cream.”
– Kane S. Latranz, reviewer for alt.press, alibi
By Christina Sng
Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2002
A collection of poems by outstanding fantasy/horror poet Christina Sng is now bound together with illustrations from the fertile and creative mind of Teri Santitoro.
You’ll thrill and chill to such masterpieces as Thorns and A Mosquito’s Tale, and laugh and shiver at the macabre Li’l Grim Reaper.
Sam’s Dot Publishing is pleased and proud to present this first in a series of illustrated poetrybooks by some of the leading voices of our times.
On the collection:
“Many times when I read a horror poem, it’s apparent to me it was written simply because the author wanted to pen something “dark.” There is nothing of depth, feeling, or reason.
This is not the case with the poems in Angelflesh, a chapbook written by Christina Sng and illustrated by Teri Santitoro.
This is Christina Sng’s second chapbook, and contains 12 reprints and 3 originals. As with the majority of Sng’s work, the poems are dark, but the range in which they manage to be dark is extraordinary. She moves from humor to thoughtfulness to terror in a few pages, bringing the reader along to places that are uncomfortable, unknown, and, in the end, thrilling.
In “Angelflesh,” the title poem of the chapbook, Sng turns our expectations of good and evil on end, showing us a world in which the prince of darkness stalks the heavens in a disturbing account of his attack on an angel.
After drawing us into a dark and savage world, Sng provides us with “Troll Poll,” the next poem in the chapbook, and a quick, humorous narrative about selling trolls. The poems are accompanied by Santitoro’s illustrations, which are quite suited to both the content and theme of the writing.
The entire chapbook follows this pattern, reflecting on birth, death, the end of the world, childhood, motherhood, and a multitude of other themes. In every poem, there is something familiar to us, something that we innately know. But there is also something else, something that we may or may not know, but that we prefer not to think about. Because that is the dark side, the side from which we hide and try not to remember. But Christina Sng remembers for us, and she brings it to us in a darkly beautiful, often disturbing, always thrilling way.
This chapbook, published by Sam’s Dot Publishing and nicely illustrated by Santitoro, would make a unique and worthwhile addition to the library of anyone who enjoys horror, poetry, or a thought-provoking read.”
– Sarah Guidry, ProjectPulp.com Review
Available as eBook from Smashwords
By Christina Sng
First published in 2006 by Naked Snake Press
Cover art: Brian Hurtt
Dark dreams linger at the fringes of our existence, spilling into poetry and art and music. In some, it is a quiet melancholy which seeps into our daily consciousness. For others, it manifests into a dark new reality.
There are the stories we never tell anyone. The ones we keep deep in the recesses of our minds. Dreams we create out of the darkness in which we live in. Sometimes the dreams can be so profound, so powerful, they manifest into reality. Sometimes we survive to tell the tale.
Take a deep breath, and dive into these 13 fables, etched in verse. Maybe you will find your own dark dreams in there.
In her third collection, Christina Sng conjures 13 images of beauty and darkness in this abridged edition of Dark Dreams, which includes the Rhysling nominated poem “Medusa in LA”.
This is the abridged version of Dark Dreams which contains 11 of the 19 original poems published in 2006 by Naked Snake Press, the remaining of which have been deemed too dark to republish. 2 new poems “Sleep Takes a Vacation” and “Just as Papa Said” have been included to this revised edition to reflect new and current dreams that afflict the poet.
Dark Dreams contains 13 of Christina Sng’s best work from 2002-2006, including “Crimes of Our Youth” and “The Bone Carver”, which received Honourable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 16th and 17th Annual Editions in 2003 and 2004 respectively, as well as “Medusa in LA” which received a 2006 Rhysling Poetry Award nomination in the short poem category.
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