NEWS

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Poetry Month: Sims Library of Poetry

It began with a man and a suitcase of poetry. Hiram Sims, professor, and poet started this journey...

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LA Times
After COVID lockdowns, an essential L.A. community reemerges: the poets

The sun was setting into the haze, birds circling above an outdoor stage set up in a private residence...

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Cultural Daily
Redefining My Love for Poetry Through the Sims Library

When I first volunteered for the Sims Library of Poetry, I did not expect a physical manifestation of myself–unfinished, still growing, pursuing a dream...

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Step Inside
Sims Library of Poetry

To passersby on Florence Avenue, one building stands out from the facades. Nestled among...

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KCET
Poetry Lives Here

Over the last three decades, the Los Angeles Poetry community has grown into one of the most diverse and active scenes in this city...

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KCET
Power of Poetry in Florence

Investing in arts and culture is increasingly being recognized as a catalyzing force for community development. Strategies to boost the visibility of arts...

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A Place Built by Poets for Poets

While South Central Los Angeles has long had a vibrant poetry community, local writers lacked a dedicated venue ...

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iPondr
The Poet Who Took His Idea from Suitcase to Shelf Space

A South Los Angeles teacher started a poetry library to help his students keep up with their reading assignments. Now...