Hiram Sims

Rookie (Los Angeles, CA)

Biography of Hiram Sims

Hiram Sims poet

Born and raised in various parts of Los Angeles, Hiram Sims is a poet, essayist and adjunct English Professor teaching at Cal State University Los Angeles, Long Beach City College, and Compton college. He first discovered poetry at the age of five when he plagiarized a decorative poem on his mother’s bathroom wall. In his 4th grade English class, he was proclaimed the “Captain of Limerick Poems.” He later went on to the University of Southern California to receive a B.A. in English: Creative Writing and a Masters of Professional Writing in Poetry. In addition to teaching essay writing, creative writing, and literature, he is the founder of the Urban Poets Society. He has published three collections of poetry, including Poems of a Young, Troubled Mind, Write or Die, and PHOTOETRY: Poetry and Photography from South Central. For more on Hiram, visit hiramsims.com

Hiram Sims's Works:

PHOTOETRY: Poetry and Photography from South Central (2013)
Write or Die (2007)

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New Psalm 15

I write these words to God and him alone
Surveyor of my soul, my prince of peace
Who pours his blessings on my troubled soul
and grants forgiveness for my heart’s release

I’ve written poems for a woman’s love
I’ve written verse to stir the minds of men
I’ve written lines so that all who may read
will think I am a master of this pen

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