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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]]. All three are from Fort Worth, Texas. Shockism got its name from an article in [[Musea]] by [[Tom Hendricks]].
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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's noted for its gritty realism, is often violent, matter-of-fact, and hard. Yet, in the best shockism poems, there is a redeeming quality to the harshness. Three of the best [[zinesters]] that use this style are [[Robert W. Howington]], [[Kevin E. White]] (AKA [[Weasel Boy]],) and [[William Bryan Massey III]]. All three are from Fort Worth, Texas. Shockism got its name from an article in [[Musea]] by [[Tom Hendricks]].
  
 
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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's noted for its gritty realism, is often violent, matter-of-fact, and hard. Yet, in the best shockism poems, there is a redeeming quality to the harshness. Three of the best zinesters that use this style are Robert W. Howington, Kevin E. White (AKA Weasel Boy,) and William Bryan Massey III. All three are from Fort Worth, Texas. Shockism got its name from an article in Musea by Tom Hendricks.