Born and raised in Los Angeles, Hiram Sims is a poet, essayist, and creative writing professor. He received a BA in Creative Writing and an MPW in Poetry from the University of Southern California.


In addition to teaching essay writing, creative writing, and literature, he has published three collections of poetry, including Poems of a Young, Troubled Mind (2007), Write or Die: An Anthology of Poetry from the Urban Poet's Workshop (2008), and PHOTOETRY: Poetry and Photography from South Central (2013), and his creative writing textbook, These Pages Speak (2015).


He is the founder of Community Literature Initiative and the Sims Library of Poetry, and the co-founder of World Stage Press.


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