Steven Reigns is a poet, artist, and LGBTQ+ activist. Reigns created the first-ever autobiographical poetry workshop for LGBTQ+ seniors, lectured and taught workshops to queer youth and people living with HIV. Known for his poetry publications, he has edited four anthologies and authored the collection of autobiographical poems, Inheritance, and Your Dead Body is My Welcome Mat. City Lights published his newest collection, A Quilt for David, in 2021, a product of ten years of research. Reigns is an Anaïs Nin scholar and is the first appointed Poet Laureate of West Hollywood. A regular Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival performer, Reigns lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.