Allegra Press

Handbound Chapbooks since 2002

The 2016 Allegra limited microchapbook series features haiku and short poems in a collectible wallet-size, printed on FSC-certified carbon neutral paper, saddle-stapled, hand-bound and cut.


An Assortment of Sky Things

By Christina Sng
ISBN: 978-981-11-1481-6
Allegra Press, October 2016
18 pages
US$5 postpaid - out of print

An Assortment of Sky Things by Christina Sng

Nominated for an Elgin Chapbook Award in 2017, An Assortment of Sky Things is a poetic tour of the solar system and beyond in haiku and short poetry, including "Life on Titan", which earned an Honourable Mention in the 2015 Global Astronomy Month AstroPoetry Contest.

On the collection:

"A fantastically fresh and marvellous collection!"
-- Marge Simon, SFPA Grand Master, 2015

"Sng's deftness in dealing with the chosen forms is matched only by the breadth of her imagination. In reading, I feel a great affinity for this poet, whose mind travels so widely and agilely across our solar system and beyond, and brings the stars into clear view, near enough almost to touch."
-- Shelly Bryant, writer, researcher, translator, and author of Pine the Passing, and Unnatural Selection




A Constellation of Songs

By Christina Sng
ISBN: 978-981-11-1480-9
Allegra Press, October 2016
16 pages
US$5 postpaid - currently out of print - second printing will be available in 2018

A Constellation of Songs by Christina Sng

Christina's first haiku collection, A Constellation of Songs, part of the Origami Poems Project, is available online as a free printable PDF micro chapbook.

A Constellation of Songs spans birth to death, illuminating the wonder and beauty of life in between. This 18 haiku collection includes two sumi-e from the poet and her daughter.

On the collection:

"If only life was as organized and accessible as this refined collection of haiku. Engaging surprises on every page explore life's richness and variety."
-- Michael Dylan Welch, founder of National Haiku Writing Month

"In A Constellation of Songs, Christina Sng brings us through the stages of life -- from the wonders of childhood to the agony of loss, culminating in the serendipity of acceptance. Each haiku is a song which strikes a bright note, punctuating our journey with moments that finally yield an illuminating melody."
-- Dr. Lynette Tan Yuen Ling, author of the Pittodrie Pirates series and lecturer at the National University of Singapore




Catku

By Christina Sng
ISBN: 978-981-11-1483-0
Allegra Press, October 2016
16 pages
US$5 postpaid - currently out of print - second printing will be available in 2018

Catku 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 the poet's life with beloved cats. A must-have collection for all cat lovers.

Introduction:

The poet is both a participant and an observer of the world they inhabit. If you are a cat owner, it is easy then to see your feline friends as fellow poets. No fame, no publishing credits, but just the persistent purr of poetry for those who respect their characters and their musing as they share our lives. Christina Sng has found her muse, and her fellow poets in Kit and Boy, and merged their poems with hers. I am an unabashed cat lover myself, but for anyone who loves the short forms of haiku or senryu this volume will bring a purr to your ears as well. It is a most enjoyable read, from a poet who understands both the form and her felines well.
-- Michael Rehling, editor of Failed Haiku -- A Journal of English Senryu

On the collection:

"Poignant, witty and bittersweet at times, her beautiful compositions distill experiences for the reader and offer novel perspectives. Reading Catku affords a rich array of emotions, not least a rare empathy for living things."
-- Dr. Lynette Tan Yuen Ling, author of the Pittodrie Pirates series and lecturer at the National University of Singapore

"When I read Christina Sng's haiku/senryu, I think of fireflies -- her poems are tiny pulses of light briefly illuminating moments of joy, awe, surprise, sorrow. I am always glad of an opportunity to watch fireflies, just as I am always glad of an opportunity to experience Christina's haiku!"
-- JM Reinbold, editor, The Cicada's Cry: A Micro Zine of Haiku Poetry




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