“An offbeat marriage of Sondheim and Seinfeld...Reiner is a master lyricist. His rhythmic imagery and narrative drive are hallmarks of each song.”
— Hoyt Hilsman, Backstage West
“A strong pop sensibility and an ear for the soaring melody.”
— L.A. Weekly
Poet, composer, and performer, Christopher Reiner has written music and songs for over 25 stage productions in New York city, Los Angeles and Cape Town.
He is author of three books of prose: Ogling Anchor and Pain (both published by Avec Books), and, most recently, I Want Nothing But You In The World (Spuyten Duyvil press). His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies.
He edited Witz: A Journal of Poetics, which was recently described in the online blog Hollow Crystal as “an indispensable resource for studying late twentieth century poetics.”