His Very Own Collection of Poems
Trevor Stines has been keeping busy. This young artist has been expanding his acting career, published his own book of poetry in 2018, and recently signed a modeling deal with DT Model Management. “My focus is always going to be on acting, it’s what I love. But I think when you work in entertainment, some of the aspects weave in and out of each other. I’m hoping [the aspects] support and supplement one another,” he says.
The Washington native got his acting start during a 6th grade rendition of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. From there, the young Stines found his calling and continued to act throughout middle school and high school. After a string of roles in some short films, his life in the acting industry changed abruptly when the highly-anticipated gritty teen drama Riverdale (based on the 1940s-era comic, Archie) aired in 2017 and his role as Jason Blossom turned him into a familiar face to teens around the world. “[Riverdale] has afforded me so many new opportunities. I’ve been able to travel to different continents and countries all over the world to meet fans and talk about the show. It’s been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in my life, and I’m very grateful for it,” he adds.
The 25-year-old creative has found his niche not only in the realm of acting – but also in the realm of poetry. Coincidentally, Stines was introduced to poetry in the same 6th grade class where he discovered his passion for acting. Thanks to a Robert Frost poem at the classroom entrance posted up by his teacher, his interest in poetry sparked. He studied and read the art form for years, and when he was 24 years old, he successfully published his own literary work, Leather & Glass: Poetry & Prose, which is “an exploration of different aspects of the human experience. It’s what it’s like to get older and see how your views change, to fall in love and feel heartbroken, to fall apart and piece yourself back together. It was a reflection of different experiences I’d had in my life and am still having.” The cover features a cracked, porcelain version of Stines’ face and delves deeper the meaning of this book. “I had this idea for the cover being of my face having qualities of shattered porcelain. I kind of think that’s how a lot of people are. We are just holding it together, but throughout our lives, there are these cracks that start to form, and maybe we can fill those cracks with art and poetry,” he describes, adding that he is “anxious” to release a follow-up soon and has so many more creative parts taking shape that he wants to express. “Letting people see these vulnerable parts of yourself – it’s a big part of the journey of being an artist,” affirms Stines. While he continues his journey through the entertainment industry, he hopes to keep his head on his shoulders, learning the different lessons through his artistry.
Writer: Gavy Contreras
Photographer & Videographer: Nuttia Sunittramat
Stylist: iCON Billingsley
Stylist Assistant: Aceani Michelle
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Editor: Eiko Watanabe
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