Poems Art Publishing, L.L.C., based in Salt Lake City, Utah, was created in 1997 by business partners, Nasser Shotorbani and Laurie Downing. Both shared a clear vision and business philosophy: to select art and artists working in truly distinctive styles, make bold creative choices, and be uncompromising in production and presentation.
From the onset, Poems brought new decorative trends to the marketplace, including a popular X-ray botanical collection by radiology technician/photographer Steven N. Meyers and, most recently, compelling digital compositions by J.P. Clive, to mention a few. Artistry from around the world is represented in Poems’ contemporary collection, with an extensive variety of subject matter and mediums.
In 2010, Poems launched AlterEgos, its new division for custom Giclee printing on alternative substrates. Most imagery in the Poems collection is available for prints on demand and Poems’ capabilities in this area continue to expand and grow.
In 2013, Nasser Shotorbani acquired full ownership of Poems and brought Owen Hickey onboard as President.