July 18: “A Poetic Experiment: Imagination, Impression, and Image,” a workshop with Ala Khaki

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A poetry workshop for Poetry Society of New Hampshire Members and non-member adult and high school poets

Free to All!  [Poetry Society Members/ others welcome to join as members]

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Location:  Zoom

Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Workshop Facilitator – Ala Khaki

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.

Workshop Theme:

A Poetic Experiment: Imagination, Impression, and Image

In this workshop we will explore the role of the above elements in poetry, how they can amplify the power of the words, create poems that resonate with our core humanity, and elevate a poem beyond space and time.  We will sample works of such universal poets as Rumi, Robert Frost, Richard Eberhart, and others, and, time permitting, we’ll do a few improvisational writings prompted by the workshop facilitator.

If you are interested in attending this Zoom workshop or have questions, please email:


Workshop Coordinator – Julie A. Dickson

Julie A. Dickson is a Poetry Society of New Hampshire member, poet and writer of young adult fiction, author of several books and contributor to poetry journals. Please email Julie if you would like to be included on the distribution list for future workshops. Jdickson55@yahoo.com