Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Reginald Kee  

Pen Name: Reggie Legend

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Poetry

Born: Suitland, Maryland


Illinois Connection

Reggie Legend has lived in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago since 2002. He received his MBA from Argosy University - Schaumburg. He has worked at Elgin Community College and currently works for Columbia College Chicago. He presently resides in Elgin, IL.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1996, Reggie Legend was led to write his first poem as he struggled with the academic and social aspects of collegiate life. That first poem became the gateway to over 4,000 written works which poetically chronicle Legend’s journey as a man and a writer. Dually inspired by the potency of God’s Word and the wordplay of Hip-Hop artists, Reggie Legend seeks to put spiritual relevance on the struggles of man and society as a whole through his poetry. Reggie recently released his debut poetry book STEEL WATERS Volume I: DUPLicate AuthentICITY. This book is his account of the battle waging within between flesh and spirit. Flesh is represented by Hip Hop while spirit is represented by the Word of God. Christianity and Hip Hop have had a major influence on the views of many, including the author. This book is comprised of the author’s introspective thoughts as well as his views on race, politics, and society. All thoughts are expressed in poetic form from the vantage point of a Christian and a Hip Hop fan.Legend’s work has won multiple contests for best poem/haiku on and His writings have also been featured in forums ranging from to collegiate-level Composition classes. A current resident of the Chicagoland area, Reggie Legend was born and raised in Maryland and is an alumni of the University of Delaware and Argosy University. He is married with one child and is currently employed at Columbia College Chicago.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library