Steven Reigns


West Hollywood, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Steven Reigns is a Los Angeles-based poet and educator and was appointed the first City Poet of West Hollywood in October of 2014. Alongside over a dozen chapbooks, he has published the collections Inheritance (Sibling Rivalry, 2011) and Your Dead Body is My Welcome Mat (Burning Page Press, 2001). He holds a BA in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida, a Master of Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, and is a six-time recipient of The Los Angeles County's Department of Cultural Affairs' Artist in Residency Grant. He edited My Life is Poetry, featuring his students in the first-ever autobiographical poetry workshop for LGBT seniors, and has taught writing workshops around the country to LGBT youth and people living with HIV. Currently he is touring The Gay Rub, an exhibition of rubbings from LGBT landmarks, and is at work on a new collection of poetry. Visit him at

Publications & Prizes

Divining Divas (Lethe Press, 2012)
The Cento (Red Hen Press, 2011)
Best Gay Poetry 2008 (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2009)
Eyes of Desire II (Handtype Press, 2007)
Foolish Hearts (Cleis Press, 2014)
Reckless Writing (Chatter House Press, 2013)
Inheritance: Poetry (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011)
Inheritance (Lethe Press, 2010)
The Advocate
Van Gogh's Ear
Velvet Mafia

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St. Louis, MO
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Last update: Jan 18, 2015