The 23 – 24 season of the Hoot kicks off with Ala Khaki!
Ala will be reading from his new book Remembrances published by Bee Monk Press about his time as a political prisoner in Iran. Ala Khaki is author of two poetry books, Return (in English) and Calling the Dawn (in Farsi). His poems have appeared in Iranian and American literary journals and anthologies, including The Book Review, Par (Feather), Worcester Review, The Poets’ Touchstone, the 2010 Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire, Poet Showcase: An Anthology of New Hampshire Poets, and COVID Spring. In 1981, he was the subject of a documentary film titled “Resident Exile” by the celebrated documentary filmmaker and director Ross McElwee.