The Darkside of Eden

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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. More

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About Christina Sng

Christina Sng is the author of poetry collections The Darkside of Eden (Allegra Press, 2002), Angelflesh (Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2002), and Dark Dreams (Naked Snake Press, 2006; Smashwords, 2011).

Since 2000, her poems have sold to numerous North American, British, and Australian publications including Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aoife’s Kiss, Bare Bone, Black Petals, Blood Rose, ChiZine, Dark Animus, Dreams and Nightmares, Electric Velocipede, Flesh & Blood, Hadrosaur Tales, The Journal, Lunatic Chameleon, The Martian Wave, Mythic Delirium, The Pedestal Magazine, Penumbric, Poe Little Thing, Space & Time, Star*Line, Story House, Tales of the Talisman, Wicked Hollow, and Yellow Bat Review, among many others.

She was Featured Poet in The Edge: Tales of Suspense and Black Petals, and Twilight Tales’ International Author of the Month. In late 2001, she was commissioned by award-winning artist Frank Wu to pen several poems for his work. Some of her collaborators in fiction and poetry include British novelist Mike Philbin, and American poet and journalist Mike Allen.

In 2002, 2003, and 2004, her poems “The Marvel of Flight” and “Crimes of Our Youth” (Wicked Hollow #1 and #4), “The Bone Carver” (ChiZine), “The Art of Weaving” (Flesh & Blood #14), and “Asunder” with Mike Allen (Star*Line), received Honourable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Annual Editions, respectively. In 2007 and 2014, her poems “Medusa in LA” and “Allegra” (Tales of the Talisman Vol. 1 Issue 1 and Vol. 10 Issue 3), were nominated for the Rhysling Award in the short and long poem categories.

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Reviews

Review by: Carol Ng on April 24, 2011 :
A very intriguing debut collection of poems that vividly demonstrates one's imaginative journey of dark life. Simply memorable.
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Review by: Shen-Li Lee on April 15, 2011 :
A beautiful and disturbing look at the dark side of life, the worlds that might have been, and the fears that lie buried within us all.
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