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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

May 31, 2016

Dennis visits the West Hollywood apartment of poet and teacher Steven Reigns, AKA the Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, to talk about how he got that title, what it means and why he's always loved poetry. Steven also talks about growing up in St. Louis, moving to Florida after high school, losing his older gay mentor to AIDS, his love of libraries and his obsession with Anais Nin. Steven reads a couple of his poems, both love poems in a way, and talks about what it's been like to teach poetry to people living with HIV and LGBT seniors and the LA LGBT Center. Other topics include: Steven's love for the movie "Living Out Loud," what his parents think about his work, his writing process and that time he hosted and produced a show all about a-holes, literally.