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-- Book: "Echoes in Exile"
-- WebPage: sheemakalbasi.com
-- English Blog: HowItGoesNaked.blogspot.com
-- Email: echoesinexile@gmail.com

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Stalin alive and well!
These people are bringing Iranians Democracy?
August 12, 2007

Mystic, misfit
When anguish builds story upon story at heart
August 5, 2007

Global man
The multi talented genius, Naanaam
July 27, 2007

Dialogue only buys them time
I am opposed to dialogue with the regime because I find it unconscionable
May 24, 2007

Engaging with a ruthless regime
Save Haleh Esfandiari
May 15, 2007

Valleys of love
Women poets, past & present
Ali Alizadeh
May 7, 2007

The spring snow
I want to feel your tongue and not the razor against my skin
April 20, 2007

At night
I want to disappear one day before my birthday arrives
April 6, 2007

Sizdah Bedar
I want my past, present, and the future to have your name on it
April 2, 2007

Now that spring is here
Season me in your scent
March 28, 2007

Twice every morning
You live and I roll over your footsteps after you to hold the memory of your feet with my body forever whenever you leave
March 11, 2007

March 8th
Women who demonstrate on Women's Day, and are, therefore, behind bars for asking for their rights
March 8, 2007

Now even is not even
With you the ethical bridges are in flame
March 1, 2007

Outside the days
Gather me. Pull me. Comb me. Turn your face. Here I am. See me.
February 23, 2007

A day after
Break me to as many pieces as you can but touch me
February 17, 2007

The birth
Each month there is this week that the mysterious Venus is jealous of the days that the bleeding doesn't envelop the body into cliffs of insanity
February 6, 2007

Quote of the day
Maybe when I meet you I can slip my arms around you
February 2, 2007

Count the moments
You won't find me under the clothing
January 30, 2007

Fresh water
I see you as my supply of shoes to amble through my own memories
January 26, 2007

Remain my burning bush
You are not a casual affair
January 24, 2007

The blue apple at five
They planted me, watered me, and yet I came out blue
January 22, 2007

The dawn
In the morning, I reveal secrets to my readers, study politics of peace, and at night I read bedtime stories, kiss goodnight in one room and make love in another before solving mysteries in my dreams
January 20, 2007

All too soon
You walk and my feet hurt
January 18, 2007

When will you arrive at my door?
January 15, 2007

That morning
I did love you at one point
January 12, 2007

A day
It is the only age that has remained the most real to me without changes interrupting
January 12, 2007

Maybe I shouldn't seek wealth in your words, maybe I should seek protection
January 10, 2007

The only age
It is the only age that has remained the most real to me without changes interrupting
January 9, 2007

I need an endless hour
My food always is discovered through my faith and constant companionship with the cook
January 6, 2007

The present
I will not be the watch on your wrist
January 4, 2007

December 22, 2006

I follow you and my footsteps make seductive marks on the snow behind me
December 19, 2006

Astan az maast!
Az heech hast shodam
December 9, 2006

When I turned 34
November 20, 2006

The bombs, lights that blind and Damascus, burning after Tehran
August 21, 2006

Beyond Borders
.... we climb through the sadness of time to stop the killing of the blushing birds
With Roger Humes
January 22, 2006

Nah movaazzi nah
December 8, 2005

West Bank taa Pasargad
September 29, 2005

Nothing to begin with
I was born naked from all religions but your love
August 22, 2005

Poem (Armenian accent)
May 7, 2005

Poem in five parts with Ron Hudson
May 7, 2005

On both sides of the pond
Poem with Alessio Zanelli
April 19, 2005

A human insight
March 7, 2005

Collection of poems
February 2, 2005

The little girl's and the mother's
January 12, 2005

Chipped beliefs and spreading tears
December 8, 2004

Good night, baby girl
Harvest International award for Best Poem
November 10, 2004

Photo essay: New England
October 18, 2004

August 7, 2004

May 10, 2004

When my palms were still growing
For my mother
March 31, 2004

I stand where the windows are empty
With Roger Humes
December 11, 2003

Open criticism
It is the responsibility of every one of us to challenge each other and to make views transparent
November 26, 2003

Ayatollah Ebadi?
Shirin Ebadi seems far from acknowledging separation of religion and state
October 23, 2003

September 11
I shall fast for the green days
With Roger Humes
October 21, 2003

With Roger Humes
September 4, 2003

I am a woman
With Roger Humes
July 26, 2003

June 11, 2003

Mama in the war
March 26, 2003

Now that is forgitten
January 17, 2003

Delakam va baaraan-e khaaste-haa
January 17, 2003

Traces on the sand
To my daughter
September 28, 2002

Driving to Ground Zero
Photo essay: New York after 9/11
July 15, 2002

Yaad kon
July 2, 2002

Ashke Ardalan
March 14, 2002

Rahro e Ka'be
January 11, 2002

Yaad kon
November 14, 2001

Treasure discovered
October 8, 2001

Salam Makhroobeh
August 8, 2001

July 13, 2001

Tak savaare jaadeye abreesham
Writer, soldier, lover, MS stricken
May 25, 2001

Ghoroub-e yekshanbeh-haa
May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

Green dreams
April 13, 2001

Man o to
October 25, 2000

Never to be called mom
September 14, 2000

Buried ashes
Email to an old classmate
June 15, 2000

An outstanding and honest voice from the Middle East, Sheema Kalbasi (born November 20, 1972, in Tehran, Iran) 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 editor in chief of MAG and the co-director of the Other Voices International project. She has authored two collections of poems, Echoes in Exile in English, and 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 to an English speaking audience. Furthermore she has created the horizontal and vertical, a new style in poetry. 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.

-- Book: "Echoes in Exile"
-- WebPage: sheemakalbasi.com
-- English Blog: HowItGoesNaked.blogspot.com
-- Email: echoesinexile@gmail.com

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