Written as a collection of ten poems, Freerunner is not status quo poetry nor based on conventional poetic expression. It's authentic thought. Through his book, Sphere articulates a level of openness and clarity. "In this book, I share my personal truth. It's honest poetry that invites the audience to find their 'A-ha' moment.
Readers will find that the entire work evolves into one true emotion that breaks free to create a mosaic of different feelings. Just like the enthusiasts that work hard to master the sport, Sphere's book Freerunner, moves through various elements, narrating the impact it's made on the life of its author. This book is similar to the movie "Slam"
|Publisher:||Karima C. Johnson Entertainment|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)|
About the Author
Sphere was born in Baltimore City, Maryland where he received his diploma from the third oldest public high school in the nation - Baltimore City College.
After graduating, he continued on to St. Mary's College of Maryland, Public Honors College. It is one of only two institutions with this designation in the United States.
During his time at St. Mary's College, Sphere began searching for ways to incorporate all elements of his artistic talent into each of his projects.
As an event coordinator at St. Mary's, he wrote, directed, and produced a series of commercials promoting spoken word. It was his unique expression of this burgeoning form of art that helped foster a relationship between the college and the spoken word poets of Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV).
In 1998, after graduating with a degree in Political Science, Karima Sphere returned to his roots in Baltimore to help his family and fulfill a lifelong goal of giving back to his community.
While in Baltimore, Sphere became the first African-American Intern for the Ad Council and worked on the Welfare-to-Work Program. It was during this time, that he also helped form a spoken word poetry group titled "Thee Family."
In 1999, Sphere began teaching fourth grade at Edgecombe Middle School. Soon after, he had a dream that would alter his life path. Immediately, he moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and became a member of OBS (Organization of Black Screenwriters).
By 2005, Sphere had written, directed, and produced his first short film, "Finding the Boom-Bap" - a metaphor for finding love through a perfect blend of Beat and Melody. The film premiered at Oberhausen International Film Festival.
In 2010, Sphere wrote and produced the Documentary Web Series, "Web Series - Hollywood Stories" - an illuminating documentary about the lives and challenges of people living their dreams in Hollywood. The series garned over 42,000 downloads worldwide.
He became lead writer and a co-producer for the 2014 short suspense film,"The Ultimate Prize", which premiered at the 48-Hour Film Festival.
Currently, Sphere is in pre-production for his horror feature, "Auction Day: Grudge Fire Chronicles," working on his second poetry book, "The Rebuttal Book," and co-writing his first play, "The Poindexters."