Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight

Genre: Poetry

For Fans Of

poetry, beat poetry, Jim Morrison

Book Summary

This 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.

About the Author

Matt Nagin is an author, educator, actor, filmmaker and standup comedian. He has been published in Writer's Digest, The New York Post, Mic.com, The Humor Times, The Higgs-Weldon, Grain Magazine, Arsenic Lobster, Spillway, Dash, Antigonish Review and many, many more. In 2018, his poem "If We Are Doomed," won The Spirit First Editor's Choice Award. Matt's first book of poetry ("Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight") was released in 2017. Kirkus Review referred to it as "powerful verse from a writer of real talent." He also wrote and directed the short film, "Inside Job," which premiered at The Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes, where it won Best Short Film. It has gone on to appear at six festivals, winning other awards such as Best Supporting Actor at The Nice International Film Festival

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