October 22, 2011
Last signed in: August 10, 2012
Dr. Zakk Flash is an anarchist political writer, poet, and multidisciplinary artist from Norman, Oklahoma. Flash's political writing has been featured worldwide, on mainstream media outlets and radical activist journals alike. His recent work appears via Anarkismo & Infoshop.org, in newspapers printed by the Occupy Movement across the United States, in Spanish via ¡Indig-Nación!, and by Adbusters magazine. He is an advocate of direct democracy, opposing the anti-democratic tendencies of neoliberalism, militarism, empire, religious fundamentalism, and ongoing attacks against social programs, the working class, the poor, and public & higher education. In 2011, he founded the Central Oklahoma Black/Red Alliance (COBRA), an anti-capitalist information clearinghouse and media network. Dr. Flash is the curator of the Outlaw Poets Society, a collective of poets born in the mid-1970s. His poetry infuses love and melancholy with Beat sensibilities, drug culture and addiction among hints of the Confessionalist school, and provides a focus on Black Mountain-style writing. He serves as a judge for the Pioneer Library System's annual poetry contest and as a frequent competitor in the OKC Extreme Championship Poetry slam series.