3-PACK JACK is a titillating three-book set anthologizing a recent queer performance series curated and hosted by Steven Reigns. This episode is a celebration of queer sexuality and features live readings, performances, and interviews with guests Reigns, Darin Klein, and Ian MacKinnon. Delight in performance photos by Matt Baume alongside the monologues, scripts, and transcriptions from each event. Buy the set here.
With an ever-expanding network of friends and collaborators, I curate and organize dynamic and engaging exhibitions and arts programs, simultaneously creating, collecting and promoting artists' publications and independent media. I am a 2010 recipient of Printed Matter's Awards for Artists for exemplary work with books and printed media and have lectured and taught workshops on the art of ‘zine-making. My work centers on the politically personal nature of queer and alternative communities and strong DIY ethics.
Steven Reigns is a Los Angeles-based poet, 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 nine-time recipient of Los Angeles City's Department of Cultural Affairs' Artist in Residency Grant program. 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 www.stevenreigns.com.
Ian Mackinnon is a gay-centered performance activist. His Gay Hist-Orgy shows (gayhistorgy.com) have played all over California. MacKinnon also co-runs PLANET QUEER, an LGBT performance event on the 3rd Monday of the month at Akbar.