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Sheema Kalbasi


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"An important and honest voice from the Middle East, Sheema Kalbasi is a human right activist, an award winning poet, and literary translator. She is the director of Dialogue of Nations through Poetry in Translation, director of Poetry of Iranian Women Project, the poetry editor of Muse Apprentice Guild and the co-director of the Other Voices International project. She has authored two collections of poems to date. One is titled Echoes in Exile in English, and the second is called Sangsar (stoning) in Persian. Kalbasi's work has appeared in numerous magazines, literary reviews, anthologies, and has been translated into several languages. She is one of the few literary figures to promote poets of Iranian heritage as well as international poets into an English speaking audience. Furthermore she has created the horizontal and vertical, a new style in poetry. A frequent, and outspoken person, Kalbasi's work is distinguished by her passionate defense of the ethnic and religious minorities' rights.

She has worked for the United Nations and the Center for non Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, and in Denmark. Today she lives with her husband and daughter in the United States."


starPoems by Sheema Kalbasi:star

"God speaks Hebrew"

"Aging in the Words of a World"

"For Women of Afghanistan"

"Lessen one: A Patient Dies"


"Never to be called Mom"

"Mama In The War"


"I am a Woman"

"Golden anything"

"New England"

"1 and 9"

"Dark Moods"

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