Netgalley Review – THE GRAVITY OF EXISTENCE: POEMS by Christina Sng

“It wonders,

Is it me

Or is it them?”

[excerpt from EBOLA VIRUS]

I enjoyed this poetry collection. This is my first Sng read and I thought it was decent. I liked the movement of the poems and topics. The first half and second half do feel a bit disconnected but I thought separately they were solid. The sci-fi half actually made me feel a bit panicked since space stuff is terrifying to me (lol) and I loved that just a few short poems were able to have that effect on me.

I see from other reviews that people see it as “instagram poetry posts” in a negative way but I guess I like that style of poetry. It’s a super quick read and I look forward to reading more from Christina.

Also, STUNNING cover design.

4/5

Pub Date: December 5, 2023

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an e-arc in exchange of my honest review.

Synopsis:

A collection of tiny terrors from Bram Stoker Award ® winner Christina Sng. The Gravity of Existence is a weight lifted, a monster freed, a princess with sneakers, a spell for a better world. From one of the leading voices in dark verse, this collection delights in the misunderstood, putting a new spin on werewolves, basilisks, sirens, ghosts, aliens, pandemics, fairy tales and myths. Sng gives new voice to classic heroines and the result is terrifying, magical, and fantastic.


Netgalley Ebook – 94 pages

Author: Christina Sng

Publisher: ‎Interstellar Flight Press

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