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Reagan Butcher

Raegan Butcher. Courtesy Raegan Butcher.

Raegan Butcher
Born January 15, 1969 (1969-01-15) (age 55)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Occupation Poet, vocalist, film director, actor
Nationality American
Period 1991–
Genres Poetry, prison literature
Literary movement Punk literature

Raegan Butcher (born January 15, 1969) is an American poet and underground cult figure.[1] He is known for his association with the anarchist collective CrimethInc.


According to a CrimethInc. biography, Butcher was born in Seattle, Washington and moved to Snohomish, Washington in his youth.[2] He lives in Seattle.

In 1991, he published his 1st written work: a chapbook of poetry titled "End Of The World Graffiti".[1] Three years later, in 1995, he appeared in a Seattle independent film titled The Year Of My Japanese Cousin.[3]

In 1996, Butcher was arrested and convicted for 1st-degree robbery and sentenced to 8 years in prison.[2] 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his sentence, he wrote the poems that would make up Stone Hotel, along with numerous screenplays and other currently unpublished works.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.[3] Clamor identified Stone Hotel as among CrimethInc.'s best work, calling it a "great start" for Butcher and "commendable in many ways".[4] In the early summer of 2005 Butcher lived in Cuernavaca.

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).[3] Aside from writing and music, Butcher is also interested in film directing. Raegan Butcher has two companies, PNS Productions and Butcher Films, which is currently producing a film titled Gone Shooting.[5]


Butcher has named, among others, Leonard Cohen,[6] Billy Childish,[7] Edward Bunker[2], and Charles Bukowski as influences.


  • End of the World Graffiti (chapbook). Seattle, WA: Boring Books, 1991.
  • Stone Hotel: Poems from prison. Olympia, WA: CrimethInc., 2003.
  • Rusty String Quartet: Poems. Olympia, WA: CrimethInc., 2005.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[8]

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Raegan Butcher - Pale & Skinny - 07 - Outta My Head


  • Pale and Skinny: 1986-1992 (2008)


  • The Year of My Japanese Cousin
  • Gone Shooting (forthcoming, TBA)

See also[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Raegan Butcher, Goodreads, Web, Jan. 19, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Stone Hotel at Retrieved January 20, 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Raegan Butcher at the Internet Movie Database
  4. Clamor issue 21, July/August 2003. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  5. Butcher Films official Myspace page
  6. Reagan Butcher official Myspace Page
  7. Butcher, Raegan (2005). Rusty String Quartet. CrimethInc. Workers Collective. ISBN 978-0-9709101-5-8. 
  8. Search results = au:Raegan Butcher, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, June 16, 2013.

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