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 highly regarded book of poetry, Stone Hotel, published in 2003.
Two years later, while living in Cuernavaca, Mexico, he produced another book of poetry titled Rusty String Quartet. He is also the author of the sci-fi horror novels Siege of Station 19 (Necro 2014) and Chupacabra Chronicles (Thunderstorm 2014). This year will see the release of a new book of poems, Brawl At The Poets Cafe (Binary 2016) as well as Fury of the Chupacabras (Necro 2016) and Revolt of the Chupacabras (Necro 2016).
He lives in the Pacific Northwest with three ferrets, two dogs, and a cat who enjoys waking him at three in the morning.
Interview of Raegan Butcher:
The Man Behind the Chupacabra Chronicles
“This is another collection that you must have if you enjoy the post-modern poetry style dipped in starkness and bold truth. Butcher is skilled at taking you there and bringing you back, and making you crave another ride. I hope someday he takes up his poet's pen and gives us more."
J.A. Carter Winward / Author
Chantel Cherie / Amazon Reader
“I encounter a lot of trite writing posing as poetry. Often I read or hear poems that are so bad I squirm in embarrassment on behalf of the author. Having been subjected to many poorly contrived pieces, I was surprised and exhilerated when I began reading Stone Hotel: Poems From Prison by Raegan Butcher. I was sucked in, immediately hooked by the dramatic pictures painted by Butcher--often in few words, but always in vivid detail."