Writings and poetry, clippings, flyers, CDs, DVDs, a calendar and material about the lesbian writer Sapphire, bulk 2000-2010,
from gay writer and poet Steven Reigns. The collection documents Reigns' writing career and also includes Reigns' research
and annotated bibliography on the African American lesbian writer Sapphire.
Steven Reigns is a Los Angeles-based poet and educator. After earning a degree in Creative Writing at the University of South
Florida, he published his debut poetry collection,
Your Dead Body is My Welcome Mat, in 2001. Since then, Reigns has published six chapbooks:
In the Room,
As if Memories Were Not Enough,
Stu. A five-time recipient of the Los Angeles County Department of Cultural Affairs' Artist in Residency Grant, Reigns organized
and taught the first-ever autobiography poetry workshop for GLBT seniors and edited an anthology of their writings,
My Life is Poetry. He has taught writing workshops around the country to GLBT youth and people living with HIV and recently received his Masters
in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. His newest collection of poetry,
Inheritance, was published in 2011 by Sibling Rivalry Press.
0.4 linear foot.
1 archive carton.
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