Harvest International is an annual arts and literature magazine published by the English and Foreign Languages Department of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Harvest celebrates a diversity of cultures and arts, encouraging contributors of all ages to submit poetry and fiction in English and other languages as well as visual art. The magazine is released in November of each year.
Iranian born Sheema Kalbasi is a human right activist, a poet, and translator. She is the director of Dialogue of Nations Through Poetry in Translation, director of Poetry of Iranian Women, the poetry editor of Muse Apprentice Guild and the associate director of the Other Voices International Project.
Furthermore she has created the horizontal and vertical poetry and is the first Iranian poet to have co-authored in English. Her works have been published and translated or are forthcoming in various anthologies, literary journals and on line magazines. Kalbasi has worked for the United Nations and the Center for non Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, and in Denmark.
She lives with her husband and daughter in the United States.