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.
Pub Date: December 5, 2023
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an e-arc in exchange of my honest review.
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