Our Story


Our Mission: To engage with the South LA community, and offer residents a space to read, write, study and perform poetry.

The Sims Library of Poetry began with a professor's collection of poetry, his garage, and the original patrons -- his students. Now, although the library has outgrown its initial confines and relocated to a public space, that spirit of community persists. Our goal is for this poetry library to be a community gathering place where all aspects of poetry can be celebrated and enjoyed together. 

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