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Finding aid to the Steven Reigns papers, bulk 2000-2010 Coll2013.099
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  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Steven Reigns papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.099
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot. 1 archive carton.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 2000-2010
    Date (inclusive): 1978-2011
    Abstract: 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.
    creator: Reigns, Steven

    Biography

    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: Ignited, Cartography, In the Room, As if Memories Were Not Enough, Project, and 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.
    Source:
    Reigns, Steven, "About Steven Reigns," www.stevenreigns.com (accessed October 18, 2013).

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Acquisition

    Gift of Steven Reigns, February 9, 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Steven Reigns papers, Coll2013-099, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, October 18, 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes 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 materials document Reigns' writing career and includes his poetry as well as recordings of his performances and readings. The collection also includes Reigns' research and annotated bibliography on the African American lesbian writer Sapphire.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Sapphire, 1950-
    African American lesbians
    Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
    Gay men's writings
    Gays' writings, American
    Lesbian writings
    Poetry