Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Essayist, Artist

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A Collection of Dreamscapes by Christina Sng

2020 Bram Stoker Award® winner, 2021 Elgin Award runner-up, and 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award nominee, A Collection of Dreamscapes brings to life dark mythologies, fairy tales, a league of monsters, and a journey into the unfathomable depths of the human heart. This widely lauded follow-up to Sng's Bram Stoker award-winning volume, A Collection of Nightmares, has been described by reviewers as "a captivating collection that is not to be missed", "immersive, creepy, accessible", "a dream, dark and fantastic", "haunting, stunning, and poignant", and "a poetry collection every public library should own". Available from Raw Dog Screaming Press and Amazon.

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Tortured Willows

In Tortured Willows, four Southeast Asian women writers of horror expand on the exploration of otherness begun with the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women. Like the willow, women have bent and bowed under the expectations and duty heaped upon them. Like the willow, they endure and refuse to break. With exquisite poetry, Christina Sng, Angela Yuriko Smith, Lee Murray, and Geneve Flynn invite you to sit beneath the tortured willow's gravid branches and listen to the uneasy shiver of its leaves.

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Last updated: 5 August 2022

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2017 Bram Stoker Award® winner, 2018 Elgin Award nominee, and one of LitReactor's Best Books of 2017, A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press) features a surreal dreamscape of seasonal creatures, bone carvers, listless gods, vengeful angels, post-apocalyptic survivors, and the end of all things good and evil. Available from Amazon and Raw Dog Screaming Press.

A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng

2018 Elgin Award runner-up Astropoetry (Alban Lake Publishing) celebrates the wonders and mysteries of space in scifaiku and lyrical prose. On sale from Amazon.

Astropoetry by Christina Sng

2017 Elgin Award nominee, An Assortment of Sky Things, is a poetic tour of the solar system and beyond in haiku and short poetry.

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.

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 as a free PDF from the Origami Poems Project.

A Constellation of Songs by
Christina Sng

Christina Sng is the three-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Nightmares (2017), A Collection of Dreamscapes (2020), Tortured Willows (2021), Elgin Award runner-up Astropoetry (2017), Elgin Award nominee An Assortment of Sky Things (2016), and haiku chapbooks A Constellation of Songs (2016) and Catku (2016). Her book of speculative haiku and short poems The Gravity of Existence is slated for December 2022.

Her poetry, fiction, essays, and art appear in such venues as Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Interstellar Flight Magazine, Penumbric, Southwest Review, and The Washington Post, and received many accolades, including the Jane Reichhold International Prize, The Pula Film Festival International Haiku Award, multiple nominations for the Rhysling Awards, the Dwarf Stars, the Pushcart Prize, the Elgin Award, and the Ladies of Horror Fiction Award, as well as honorable mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and the Best Horror of the Year.

Christina was one of the recipients of the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant. Her essay Final Girl: A Life in Horror received a 2020 Bram Stoker nomination for Superior Achievement in Short Non-fiction and her first novelette Fury made its debut in the award-winning anthology Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women (2020).

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22 July 2022: Tremendously honored to see my one-line haiku "dead lotus" in the beautiful Winter SAIJIKI International, edited by Mine Mukose.

dead lotus -- winter burial


16 July 2022: Thrilled to be mentioned along with my poem "Forest Mother" in the Daniel Rabuzzi article "On the Fairy Tales School of English-Language Poetry" in The Critical Flame.


1 July 2022: Over the moon to see TORTURED WILLOWS nominated for the 2022 Elgin Award! It is an honor to be among such incredible company. Many grateful thanks to the SFPA and to my wonderful Willow sisters, Lee, Gene, and Angela. What a journey it has been!


1 July 2022: My poem "The Art of Healing" appears in the anthology Of Horror and Hope, a part of the Horror Writers Association Mental Health Initiative, co-chaired by Lee Murray & Dave Jeffery!


1 July 2022: What a great review of Other Fears from Cannonball Read! I am so thrilled my poem "Other Fears" received a mention, "And how it ends...yeah, that was a great ending."


8 June 2022: TORTURED WILLOWS has been nominated for the Ladies of Horror Fiction 2021 Award for Poetry. I'm so incredibly honored to be among such great company!


17 May 2022: It still feels like I'm dreaming.

TORTURED WILLOWS has won the 2021 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection!! My deepest and most grateful thanks to the Horror Writers Association for this incredible honor!

I dedicate this award to my grandmother, Mary Tan Ah Lew, without whom these poems would not have been written, and to my children, Jack and Jade, the future belongs to you now.

To my Willow sisters, Lee, Angela, and Gene, thank you for bringing me on this grand adventure down the rabbit hole--through history, ancestry, and mythology. It's been a helluva ride! Special thanks to Kyra Starr for her hauntingly beautiful cover, and to K.P. Kulski--Kristy, your heartrending introduction still makes me cry.

To our reviewers and readers who joined us on our journeys, thank you for staying, and sitting with us in our stories. We are so immensely grateful and buoyed by your kind, supportive words.

To our fellow nominees and winners, it is such an honor and privilege sharing this ballot with you. Your work is monumental in elevating this genre we love so much. I am in awe of all of you. In the words of the great Linda D Addison, "Our creation is our magic power...We write death and make people more alive."

Thank you to the StokerCon committee for a fantastic Bram Stoker Awards Ceremony, co-chairs James Chambers and Brian W. Matthews, Sarah Read who lit up the stage with her presence, and our wonderful emcee Kevin Wetmore whose wife coined the perfect term for us horror folk: The Halloween People.

Now let us go forth, Halloween People, to write and regale for another year. Let's keep giving life to the shadows.

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1 August 2022: Happy to see my one-line haiku in this month's brass bell:

after a run my cat licks my arm


20 July 2022: Happy Launch Day to Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology, edited by Vince Liaguno and Rena Mason! I'm so honored to have my poem "Other Fears" in this incredible volume.


1 July 2022: My haiku appears in this month's brass bell, a throwback to when my son's voice first changed. Thank you so much, Zee!

my son's voice


19 June 2022: My story "History of our World" appears in the June 2022 issue of Penumbric!


19 June 2022: Thrilled to see my poem "A Life of Many Splendors" in New Myths #59.


11 June 2022: So lovely to see my painting "Falling" in the May 2022 edition of Scifaikuest!

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