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Kimberly Simms announcing the winners at the 2006 World Poetry Slam in Charlotte, NC..

Kimberly Simms performing at the legendary Green Mill, where slam was founded by Marc Smith (right).

Kimberly Simms performing at Artisphere 2005 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Kimberly Simms hosted the Peace Center's Teen Poetry Slam at their 15th Anniversary Celbration on December 3rd, 2005.

"She had . . . the audience of her spoken word set at Ladyfest South on the edge of their seats. Kimberly . . . is a veteran of the spoken word scene . . . a major resource for spoken word artists south of the Mason-Dixon Line"
- Cheryl Coward, Freelance Journalist

"Kimberly Simms liks to keep her audience laughing or crying."
- Delores McDonald, The Greenville News

"American Slam-Queen Kimberly Simms is both feminine and feminist"
- Apples & Snakes, London

"Kimberly Simms deserves the "lion's share" lot of credit for pulling off such a stellar event." - Corbet Dean, Poet

"I can't get past the fact that Ms. Kimberly Simms never looked stressed and was always professional. She has a gift." - Paradox, San Jose, CA

Kimberly Simms has performed in over 20 major American cities, in addition to making numerous appearances on London stages in England.

She was a member of the 1998 Greenville Slam Team with Glenis Redmond and Vera Gomez that won the Southern Fried Championship and made it to semi-finals at the National Poetry Slam.

Highlighted Appearances Include:

  • The ICA, London
  • The Battersea Arts Center, London
  • The Sumter Opera House, SC
  • The Peace Center, SC
  • Artisphere Festival, SC
  • Edinfest, NC
  • Discovery Place, NC
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts, NC
  • McKissock Theatre, Clemson, SC
  • Ladyfest South Festival 2002

"Kimberly Simms is committed to her work as a teaching artist and has served the Greenville County district very well in this capacity." - Emily Sweezey, Metropolitan Arts Council.

"Kimberly Simms not only commands the space and the room, but you get the idea that if she had a flaming hoop, many in the audience would line up to jump through it . . ."

James Shannon, Editor, Metrobeat


"Kimberly is a superrockin' poet, host, organizer and person!" - Danny Solis, NPS Champion 1994

"Kimberly Simms for steping up to a huge challenge. Kimberly did a great job organizing this event and bringing an affirmative light to SC."
- Exodus, Split Pea Soup, Columbia, SC