Shockism

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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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