Exposed Nerves



Exposed Nerves continues the explorations into dark poetry by Stoker Award winner and Shirley Jackson Award nominee Lucy A. Snyder, pairing the author’s sly wordplay and imagery with grim introspection. By turns challenging, wryly amusing and gut-wrenching, Snyder’s work plumbs bittersweet catharsis and maps a survivor’s path through dangerous worlds, both the real and the horrifically imagined.

What They’re Saying

Exposed Nerves vibrates with energy and rewards with clarity of vision.”
—Mary Turzillo, Stoker-nominated and Elgin Award-winning poet

Praise for Lucy A. Snyder’s Stoker-winning poetry collection Chimeric Machines:

“(This) may be the best collection of poetry I’ve read in years… There is not one poem in Chimeric Machines that doesn’t fit in place like a delicately carved piece of a complex and consuming puzzle. …There is no other writer working today quite like Lucy A. Snyder.” —Hellnotes

“What Snyder accomplishes in less than eighty pages is an emotional scoring that few can approach. …This is (real life), given breath and teeth, stood out in front of the world in all its beautiful grime. Her work is emotional, powerful, and will shake a person’s foundations … I applaud this collection.” —Scott A. Johnson, author of City of Demon

“Snyder is a massively talented writer—the sort who knows how to make you take a gulp when you hit the ending of a story or poem—and this poetry collection made me gulp with awe on virtually every page.”  —Michael A. Arnzen, author of Proverbs for Monsters

“Her poetry is powerful, honest, playful … this is not the first time she has walked dangerous, uncertain roads with her work and I hope it will not be the last.” —Horror News