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'''Shockism''' is a type of [[zine]] poetry and prose that is built on the work of [[Charles Bukowski]] and [[Todd Moore]]. It is noted for its gritty realism. It is often violent, matter-of-fact, and hard. Yet in the best there is a redeeming quality to the harshness. Three of the best [[zinesters]] in this style are [[Robert W. Howington]], [[Kevin E. White]] also known as [[Weasel Boy]], and [[William Bryan Massey III]]. Shockism got its name from an article in [[Musea]] by [[Tom Hendricks]].
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'''Shockism''' is a name given by [[Tom Hendricks]] to a type of [[zine]] poetry and prose that is built on the work of Charles Bukowski and [[Todd Moore]]. It is defined by its gritty realism and is stylistically violent, matter-of-fact, and hard, but sometimes contains a humanist core. Hendricks associates the style with [[zinesters]] [[Robert W. Howington]], [[Kevin E. White]] (AKA [[Weasel Boy]]), [[William Bryan Massey III]] and others. All three of the aforementioned are from Fort Worth, Texas. [[Garret Schuelke]] is considered a fellow traveler of the genre.
  
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Shockism is a name given by Tom Hendricks to a type of zine poetry and prose that is built on the work of Charles Bukowski and Todd Moore. It is defined by its gritty realism and is stylistically violent, matter-of-fact, and hard, but sometimes contains a humanist core. Hendricks associates the style with zinesters Robert W. Howington, Kevin E. White (AKA Weasel Boy), William Bryan Massey III and others. All three of the aforementioned are from Fort Worth, Texas. Garret Schuelke is considered a fellow traveler of the genre.