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Raegan Butcher

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Poet, novelist, punk rock singer, actor, former prisoner, Raegan Butcher had his first collection of poetry, End of the World Graffiti, published in 1991 at the age of 22. In 1994, he appeared in the Seattle indie film "The Year Of My Japanese Cousin." In 1996 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 highly regarded book of poetry, Stone Hotel. In 2017 he released A Fistful of Pesos,the first installment in his six book crime series, Common Criminals. A life long horror and science fiction fan, Butcher is also the author of the sci-fi horror novels Siege of Station 19, Fury of the Chupacabras, Revolt of the Chupacabras, Rise of the Chupacabras an ...more

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Raegan Butcher You can do it alone, in a room, with no one else bothering you.
Raegan Butcher Hmm. That's a tough one. All of those poems remind me of a terrible time in my life, so I can't really say I "like" any of them. But I remember…moreHmm. That's a tough one. All of those poems remind me of a terrible time in my life, so I can't really say I "like" any of them. But I remember writing "Love is a Clenched Fist" and "Yesterday was Endless & its Already Over" within about fifteen minutes of each other one day after guzzling some coffee and thinking they were okay. (less)
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Stone Hotel: Poems From Prison

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Rusty String Quartet

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End of the World Graffiti

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new poem

PLAYING IT COOL

I hadn’t been with a woman
in four years
now here I was
going on a dinner date with
an old flame from high school
and on the drive
to the restaurant
I told myself
you are not going to flirt with her
you are certainly not going to hit on her
just play it cool, man, play it cool.
she has a different last name
so, sh... Read more of this blog post »
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messermann hello mister butcher,

is it possible to get in contact via private message or e-mail with you? i have a question about the "end of the world graffiti" book.

thanks!


message 7: by Phil

Phil Volatile You're the man brother! I'm proud of you!


Raegan Butcher The book goes out in the mail today. To whom should I dedicate it when I sign the inside?


message 5: by Phil

Phil Volatile Thanks for accepting my friend request! I ordered Rusty String Quartet from you a couple days ago and can't wait to read it! Cheers!


message 3: by Eddie

Eddie That event invitation is just a way to bring some awareness to an interview I did. It was the best option I had to use Goodreads to spread the word.

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message 2: by Pam

Pam Dear Raegan, Proud to have you as a friend on Goodreads and am very impresed at how you have turned a negative into a lot of positives. Hugs. Pamela


message 1: by Ceci

Ceci Thank you for the add, Raegan! Hope your weekend is wonderful.


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