Photoetry: Poetry and Photography from South Central LA

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Photoetry: Poetry and Photography from South Central LA

Hiram Sims - Photography by Sam Bendall, Ammer Espy, Charisse Sims, Kim Soria, and Adam Tillman-Young


Photoetry is a riveting collection of poetry and photography from a city quite legendary for its ferocious magnetism. The process of creating this lyrical and visual testament to life in Los Angeles involves either creating photographs inspired by completed poems, or writing poems based on captivating pictures. The work found here is a collection of displayed images and poems from the 2007 and 2013 Photoetry Gallery show, featured in various art galleries throughout the western United States. Hiram Sims blends his words with amazing images from photographers Sam Bendall, Adam Tillman-Young, Ammer Espy, Kim Soria, and Charisse Sims to create a truly unparalleled compilation of work.

SKU: 9780182152995 Publication Date04/2013 ISBN: 9780182152995 Number of Pages 99
Author Biography
Born and raised in various parts of Los Angeles, Hiram Sims is a poet, essayist and English Professor, teaching at several colleges and universities in Southern California. 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 21 Love Poems and a Psalms of Despair. For more on Hiram, visit Kimberly Soria is a photographer working in the Child Development field. She is continuing her education at the University of La Verne. Ameer Espy is a Los Angeles native, photographer, writer, and director. Photography has been the main focus for him for the last 5 years. Adam Tillman-Young is a freelance writer/director/photographer living in Los Angeles. He fancies Western shirts, has a giant beard, and might have a chocolate chip cookie problem. Sam Bendall is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in portraiture, photojournalism, commercial and urban exploration. Charisse Sims loves to explore her artistic and creative nature through projects with children, acrylic painting on canvas, poetry and photography. Author websites:,,
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