By Susan Snyder
Poetry has long been the language of rage. The disquiet ghosts of our own discomfort and paralyzing fear rising up in sometimes-broken verse to express itself in bellowed whispers. Splatterpunk nominee Susan Snyder’s debut chapbook of poetry ‘Broken Nails’ is no exception to this, each poem overflowing with the emotional outpourings of a woman who has too often been told to paint herself in the veneer of societal femininity only to be beaten down and left with chipped paint and broken nails.
“A bold and vulnerable debut, Susan Snyder’s Broken Nails proves to be a bloodborne and fiery arrival.”
—Stephanie M. Wytovich, Bram Stoker award-winning author of Brothel.