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End of the World Graffiti is Raegan Butcher's first published work and it features poems from years 1986 -1996. Sad and soulful with apocalyptic undertones, this look back into the early years is sure to become another cult classic in its highly anticipated third release. With haunting cover art by Joe Newton
chapbook, 50 pages
Published 2008 (first published 1991)
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Janie C.
Jul 30, 2016 Janie C. rated it really liked it
An unadulterated compilation of early poems and songs by author Raegan Butcher. Overall, the mood is brooding and savvy, and while some of the pieces are simple, others radiate with the perfect connections of words and insight. Many of them sent shivers down my spine. My favorite: dionysus cut to pieces. Listen:

"i am waiting for a girl in a cadillac
made of spider webs
to arrive and give me a lobotomy while
kissing me

carefully plucking away my troubled
thoughts

with a gleaming ice pick

could th
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Jason
Apr 07, 2015 Jason rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015, poetry
Raegan's first book of poetry is an interesting read, you can see how he develops his style of poetry. End of the world graffiti is very dark, it looks like the poet was in a pretty bad place, an omen of sorts of what was to come.

There is a bit of rhyming in these poems, at times it almost feels like rap, that just might be how I read. A few just feel like desperate screams for help.

Included in this collection are some of the songs he wrote, these were ok, I think I would need the music to accom
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Rupert Dreyfus
Feb 02, 2016 Rupert Dreyfus rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this collection. The three words that come to mind are youthful, raw and honest. What I really liked, which hit me more when I got to the songs at the end, was the punk aesthetic throughout the whole collection. It reminded me of some of the older hardcore bands that I used to listen to like old Dischord stuff and other hardcore bands of that era, and also the bands which were local to me and kept that spirit alive throughout the late '90s, early 2000s. Just really pissed off, a ...more
Tiffany
May 02, 2008 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
End of the World Graffiti is Raegan's first published work it features poems from years 1984 -1991. Sad and soulful with apocalyptic undertones, this look back into the early years is sure to become another cult classic in its highly anticipated Second release!! ( Yes, you can NOW get this book) and I suggest you do! The book is bound in beautiful papyrus covers and features haunting cover art from Joe Newton.

Raegan Butcher has to be an alien, for his writing is out of this world!!!!
Phil Volatile
Feb 01, 2013 Phil Volatile rated it really liked it
I really liked this chapbook. It was interesting to read this after having read Rusty String Quartet. I know that Raegan Butcher states at the start of End of the World Graffiti that he's found his voice, and I believe that he has too, but it was interesting to read some of his earlier poems after reading some later ones. It's the same Butcher who I've come to know. Clear and straight to the point, serious, not so serious, sad and still optimistic.
HeavyReader
Jun 02, 2008 HeavyReader rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
More good stuff from my friend Raegan Butcher. Twisted!
Doctor Edward Diesel
Aug 21, 2010 Doctor Edward Diesel rated it really liked it
I was surprised at the style of these poems. They are much different than the author's usual work but still excellent.
Raegan Butcher
Mar 13, 2015 Raegan Butcher added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dandys, depressives & future Squeaky Frommes
My early poems.
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Poet, novelist, singer, actor, former prisoner and underground cult figure, Raegan Butcher's first collection of poetry,End of the World Graffiti, appeared in 1991. In 1994, he appeared in the Seattle indie film "The Year Of My Japanese Cousin." Two years later he was convicted of armed robbery and spent seven years in prison, during which time he composed the poems that would appear in his next h ...more
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