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Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight

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by Matt Nagin  US United States

February 23, 2018   |    752 reads    |   0 comments

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Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight - Book coverThis highly-accessible, dynamic collection offers existential ponderings, comic situations, poetic meditations on death, musical riffs, political commentary, striking imagery and more. The 45 poems in this collection represent a range of styles and subject matter. 18 of these poems were previously published in such journals as Antigonish Review, Grain Magazine, Arsenic Lobster, Dash, Spillway, The Charles Carter, Downtown Brooklyn, and many, many more. This debut collection of poetry from Matt Nagin is sure to, as the title suggests, comment on the way even the most delicate and majestic of us tend to be drawn, willy-nilly, towards the crooked moonlight. Kirkus Reviews wrote “Nagin’s verse is a torrent, and readers will thrill as it carries them off.”

Author's Note: 

“Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight” is kind of a paean to the lost souls of our time: the forlorn, the addict, the louse, the degenerate etc. I identify with misfits; always felt a kinship; and, beyond that, there is something about the human condition, today, that is inherently alienated/estranged (how can you not be a little estranged when we are ruled by a military-industrial complex and mind-bogging levels of corruption and corporate influence?) The book tackles some of these sentiments; and the confrontation we all face, ultimately, with mortality.

About The Author

Matt Nagin is a writer, educator, actor, filmmaker, and standup comedian. Matt has taught college writing at seven universities in the NYC area, among them Fordham, Long Island University, and The Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2018, his poem, "If We Are Doomed," won The Spirit First Editor's Choice Award. Another poem, "Birds Singing In His Chest," was published in the anthology "New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019." He has two poetry books available on Amazon, "Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight," and "Feast of... more

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