Author Dan Ozzi Takes On Nu-Metal And Instagram Poetry In New Zine

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Canadian poet Rupi Kaur is one of the leading voices of a generation. While her work has become ubiquitous, Kaur’s stratospheric rise in popularity has led to an endless sea of imitators. Like it or not, you can’t escape her style.

The only quality more powerful than author and journalist Dan Ozzi’s natural insight is his effortless sense of humor. The force behind the book SELLOUT: The Major Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore (1994-2007) and co-author of Laura Jane Grace’s memoir TRANNY: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout has set his sights on a two new musical and aesthetic targets: instagram poetry and nu-metal.

Announcing his new zine nookie kaur in on Instagram, Ozzi says:

nu metal lyrics 

in the style of 

popular instagram poetry



the stupidest 


i’ve ever had


pick one up for the 

fucking moron 

in your life


The hilarious publication has a tongue planted firmly in its cheek. For example, Ozzi’s take on Slipknot reads:

i’ve felt the hate rise up in me

kneel down


and clear the stone of leaves

i wander out

where you can’t see

inside my shell

i wait and bleed


Limp Bizkit’s hit “Rollin’” takes on a new layer of depth:


rolling rolling rolling rolling rolling

rolling rolling rolling rolling

rolling rolling rolling

rolling rolling



System Of A Down have never seemed more profound:

wake up

grab a brush and

put on a little makeup


hide your scars

to fade away

the shakeup


Korn’s earnestness has found its most fitting home with:

feeling like a freak on a leash

you want to see the light



I promise you, it makes a lot more sense and it’s a lot more funny when you see these poems on the page than when I type them out. A description on Ozzi’s bigcartel site reads:


if you could
experience the beauty
of nu metal’s most powerful lyrics


formatted in the style
of popular instagram poetry
you can

– nookie kaur

24 pages, staple bound, 5″ x 7″, soft cover.


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