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Brutalism is an early twenty-first century group of English writers, launched from MySpace. The three main members are Ben Myers, Tony O’Neill and Adelle Stripe. They claim their writing is raw, brutal, pounds the senses, comes from the heart and comes from the Northern towns where they grew up. They are highly critical of the mainstream publishing industry. Though they have mainly published poetry, they also all have written novels. They have been promoted by 3 a.m. magazine, Dogmatika magazine, Straight from the Fridge and Laura Hird.
Ben Myers, Tony O’Neill and Adelle Stripe: Brutalism 1: Nowhere Fast (chapbook)
The rise and rise of the Brutalists
We Are The Brutalists – Fuck You
Literature for the MySpace generation
Remembering Brutalism: the Myspace Literary Movement that Everyone Hated