curriculum vitae 

 about me 

Hiram Sims is a poet, essayist, and creative writing professor. He graduated from the University of Southern California and received a BA in Creative Writing and an MPW in Poetry. In addition to teaching, he has published three collections of poetry and a creative writing textbook titled THESE PAGES SPEAK. He is the founder of Community Literature Initiative and the Sims Library of Poetry, and co-founder of World Stage Press.

 awards 

FACULTY OF THE YEAR

2012   |   El Camino College (Compton Center)​

ORDER OF THE LAUREL AND PALM

2005   |   University of Southern California

 EDUCATION 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

August 2007   |   MPW in Poetry​

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

August 2005   |   BA in Creative Writing

 experience 

August 2013-Present   |   Community Literature Initiative   
Founder, Executive Director, Poetry Instructor

April 2014-February 2021   |   The Los Angeles Film School
Creative Writing Professor

January 2013-Present   |   NAI Saturday Academy (USC)
Poetry Instructor

August 2011-Present   |   California State University, Los Angeles
English Composition Instructor

January 2011-Present   |   Long Beach City College
English Instructor

August 2010-August 2014   |   El Camino College (Compton Center)
English Instructor

August 2009-January 2010   |   California State University, Dominguez Hills
English Composition Instructor

June 2009-August 2009   |   Santa Monica College
Creative Writing Instructor

August 2007-June 2010   |   Santa Monica College
English Instructor

August 2006-August 2011   |   Urban Poets Creative Writing Workshop
Founder/Instructor

January 2004-May 2004   |   C.A.T.C.H.E. Charter School
Teacher of Creative Writing Workshop

 PUBLICATIONS 

Sims, Hiram, editor. The Inauguration Poems. World Stage Press, Forthcoming 2022. 

Sims, Hiram, editor. Poems in Praise of Libraries. SLP Books, Forthcoming 2021. 

Sims, Hiram. Foreword. The Distance of Observation, by Conney Williams.
World Stage Press, 2021.
 

Sims, Hiram. Foreword. If Love Had a Name, by Davina Ferreira.
Alegria Publishing, 2020. 

Sims, Hiram. Foreword. Articulate Scars: Comfortable Silences and Reluctant Tears, by Derek Brown. CreateSpace, 2017. 

Sims, Hiram. (2nd Edition) PHOTOETRY: Poetry and Photography from South Central. Figueroa Press: University of Southern California, 2013.

Sims, Hiram. These Pages Speak. World Stage Press, 2015.

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