Ala Khaki: “A Poetic Return to the Persian Garden”
August 18, at 4:00 pm
In celebration of A Garden Dream Exhibit poet Ala Khaki will discuss the role of “Garden” in Persian art and life, both as a multi-dimensional metaphor and a physical place of serenity, and read thematic poems from classic and modern Persian poets in Farsi and English.
Ala Khaki, an Iranian American poet, is the author of two poetry collections, “Calling the Dawn” (“Sahar Khani” in Farsi), and “Return” (BookSurge Publishing.) His poems have appeared in Iranian and American literary journals and anthologies including “The Book Review (Barrasi e Ketab),” “Feather (Par),” “Thought and Imagination (Andishe va Khial),” “The Poets’ Touchstone,” “The Worcester Review,” “The 2010 Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire,” and “Poets Showcase: An Anthology of New Hampshire Poets.” In 1981, Ala Khaki was the subject of a documentary film titled “Resident Exile” by the celebrated documentary filmmaker and director Ross McElwee.