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 three collections of poetry: The Darkside of Eden (Allegra Press, 2002), Angelflesh (Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2002), and Dark Dreams (Naked Snake Press, 2006). Her work has received several Honourable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror as well as a Rhysling Nomination.

Since Y2K, 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, Cemetery Poets, ChiZine, Dark Animus, Dreams and Nightmares, Dust Devil, Electric Velocipede, EOTU, The Fifth Di…, Flesh & Blood, Hadrosaur Tales, The Journal, Lunatic Chameleon, The Martian Wave, Mythic Delirium, The Pedestal Magazine, Penumbric, Poe Little Thing, Scared Naked Magazine, Space & Time, Star*Line, Story House, Tales of the Talisman, The Whirligig, 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, published in Wicked Hollow #1 and #4, The Bone Carver, published in ChiZine, The Art of Weaving, published in Flesh & Blood #14, and Asunder (with Mike Allen), published in Star*Line, received Honourable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Annual Editions, respectively. In 2007, her poem Medusa in LA, originally published in Tales of the Talisman, was nominated for a 2006 Rhysling Poetry Award (short poem category).

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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.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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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