Sheema Kalbasi

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Sheema Kalbasi (Persian: شیما کلباسی‎; born 20 November 1972) is an Iranian poet, editor, translator, researcher, documentary filmmaker, and human rights activist.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Her poems have been anthologized and translated into eighteen languages to date. She has done voluntary teaching and tutoring of Baha'i refugee children, disadvantaged Pakistani children as well as Iraqi Kurdish children in Pakistan.[3] Kalbasi has worked for the UNHCR and the Center for Refugees in Pakistan, and in Denmark.

In 2009 she signed an open letter of apology posted to Iranian.com along with 266 other Iranian academics, writers, artists, journalists about the Persecution of Bahá'ís.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Poetry of Iranian Women [5] (Editor, Reelcontent Publishing, 2008)
  • Seven Valleys of Love,[6] a bilingual anthology of women poets from Middle Ages Persia to present day Iran (Translator, Editor, Phoenix Rising Arts Publishing, 2008)
  • Echoes in Exile [7] (Phoenix Rising Arts Publishing, 2006)
  • Sangsar (The Stoning, Sinbad Publishing, 2005)

Awards[edit]

  • Human Rights Award and Recognition, Center for Refugees, UNHCR, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Hezbollah, from Echoes in Exile, Best Poem, Harvest International.
  • The Passenger, Third place, Jerseyworks.

Nominations

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