Shockism

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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.