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Here is what our students had to say about CLI

"I had an unforgettable experience with CLI. I made great friends. And each friend contributed to my growth as a poet/spoken word artist. They also connected me to so many poetry venues and events. I would gladly recommend this class to the next upcoming poet. By the way, Mr. Hiram Sims is the ABSOLUTE BEST!!"

Marquitta L.

"My experience with my CLI class (cohort 2) was life-changing. I had been studying and writing poetry for years but had no idea about how to become a published author. My year of writing with CLI, before organizing my final manuscript, was inspired by everyone in my class and by Hiram. By the time I got to the night of my book launch I was a changed person, book in hand, ready to write more and read more. Thank you, CLI!"

Charles B.

"CLI was a great experience for me. Meeting different poets who have made a way through the fine art itself was very exciting. My instructors were great allowing a safe space to write and learn different elements of poetry. Overall a great space for poetry and creativity."

William D.

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