i know, I know, I’m 3 or 4 years too late, but I just found out about infernokrusher, which is basically the best literary movement in the world. For example, the first Infernokrusher poem:

I blew up the plums
that were in the icebox
and which you were probably saving for breakfast
forgive me
I like fire

Now, the thing is basically a joke, but I’ve been attracted to and actually advocating some of these ideas for awhile now:

  • Infernokrusher fiction explodes stagnant genre conventions, e.g., that it’s not okay to have all your characters run over by a monster truck in what would seem to be the middle of the story
  • Infernokrusher is a violently anti-materialist movement, regardless of the materials involved

They also point out that it is merely fake infernokrusher fiction if the violence is used to resolve conflict, rather than merely interrupt. I applaud this. Of course, I guess I have a habit of picking up on sorta-joke literary movements after they’ve already wound down.

2 thoughts on “Infernokrusher!”

  1. you know, the sad part is that I’ve read that poem before. But I completely missed the reference. Which, upon looking at that poem, is remarkably obvious.

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