Steven Reigns explores the inexhaustible power of family to affect our lives and loves, and does so in a candid yet passionate manner remarkable for its evocative and wounding moments.
--Wanda Coleman, author of Heavy Daughter Blues and Mercurochrome: New Poems
...A gay life lived with pleasure and bitterness and companionability. It welcomes the reader in and this book is bursting full of relationships whether between siblings or internet dates or married men. Its subject might be the loneliness of how much everybody knows.
--Eileen Myles, author of Sorry, Tree and Skies
Steven Reigns’ Inheritance sizzles with the unsparing heat of memory. This impressive and soulful collection displays a queer poetics so precise and deft it leaves the reader almost singed by how close to the mark the words flare.
--Tim Miller, author of Body Blows and 1001 Beds
Steven Reign's graceful, plainspoken lyrics describe the shape of one gay life at the beginning of this new century, a time of uncertainty, transformation, and hope. To read his book is to meet a man alert to his times and the textures of the lives around him, a community observed with tenderness, wit and pleasure.
-- Mark Doty, author of Dog Years and Fire to Fire
Publisher: Sibling Rivalry Press (March 30, 2011)
Previously published by Lethe Press, ISBN-10: 1590211383