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Steven Reigns papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2013-099

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.

Dates

  • 1978 - 2011
  • Majority of material found within 2000 - 2010

Creator

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.

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).

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 archive carton.)

Language of Materials

English

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.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

Gift of Steven Reigns, February 9, 2011.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, October 18, 2013.

Creator

Title
Finding Aid to the Steven Reigns Papers, bulk 2000-2010
Status
Completed
Author
Loni Shibuyama
Date
(c) 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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