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Raegan Butcher

January 15th 1969 -

Raegan Butcher is an American poet and singer born in Seattle, Washington he moved to Snohomish, Washington in his youth. In 1991, he published his first written work: a chapbook of poetry titled "End Of The World Graffiti". Three years later, in 1995, he appeared in a Seattle independent film titled The Year Of My Japanese Cousin. He published his first two books of poetry, Stone Hotel and Rusty String Quartet, with CrimethInc.

In 1996, Butcher was arrested and convicted for first degree robbery and sentenced to eight years in prison. During his sentence, he wrote the poems that would make up Stone Hotel, along with numerous screenplays and other currently unpublished works. He was released on March 17, 2003. Clamor identified Stone Hotel as among CrimethInc.'s best work, calling it a "great start" for Butcher and "commendable in many ways". Butcher has named, among others, Leonard Cohen,Billy Childish, Charles Bukowski, and Edward Bunker as influences.

In January 2008, Scissor Press released an album titled Pale & Skinny: 1986 – 1992, consisting of ten songs Butcher sang with his punk rock group Pale & Skinny (which he formed when he was a teenager).

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