Brief Bio of John Perrault and Relevant Links
John Perrault is a balladeer, poet, author, and song-writer. Over the years he has performed his songs and poems in numerous venues throughout New England, including The New England Folk Festival, The Maine Festival, The Prescott Park Arts Festival, Chautauqua, Writers' Day for the New Hampshire Writers' Project, The Maine Writers Conference, The Seacoast Writers Conference, Passim, The Stone Church, and countless libraries, schools and coffee houses. He is the author of Jefferson's Dream, The Ballad of Louis Wagner and other New England Stories in Verse, and Here Comes the Old Man Now. He was poet laureate of Portsmouth, NH, 2003 - 2005.
John presents various ballad, historical and musical poetry programs for libraries, historical societies, schools and other non-profit organizations.
His new "Jefferson's Dream" program may be booked directly through John.
Grant information for his New Hampshire Humanities Council programs may be
had by visiting http://www.nhhc.org/, typing in "John Perrault" and following the links.
John is also on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Touring Roster. For artist or grant information go to http://www.nh.gov/nharts --click on "arts & artists" or "grants" and follow the links.
John is a New England States Touring Artist. Sponsors outside New Hampshire are eligible for grants for programs by John through the New England Foundation for the Arts. For information, click here: http://www.matchbook.org/ArtistProfile1.aspx?ProfileId=727 You may also go to http://www.matchbook.org/click on "Find an Artist," and type in "John Perrault" for information.
For specific NESTgrant information, go to:
Poetry Publication Credits
Accent on Home and Garden, The Advocate, Amoskeag, Anemone, Bitterroot, Black Buzzard Review, Black River Review, Blue Unicorn, Borderlands (Texas Poetry Review), Braquemard (UK), Café Review, Candelabrum (UK), The Christian Science Monitor, Commonweal, Compass Rose, The Comstock Review, Foster's Showcase Magazine, Gryphon, Hard Row to Hoe, Home Planet News, Hudson Valley Echoes, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Key West Review, The Legal Studies Forum, Lip Service, The Lyric, Mediphors, Mockingbird, Naugatuck River Review, Nahant Bay, Nedge, New Verse News, NH Bar News, NH Magazine, NH Gazette, NH Seacoast Sunday, New Stone Circle, No Exit, Northern New England Review, Oberon Magazine, Poet Lore, PoetPourri, Poet's Touchstone, The Portsmouth Herald, Potato Eyes, Puckerbrush Review, Red River Review, Riverrun, Roanoke Review, San Fernando Poetry Journal, Snake River Reflections, Snowy Egret, Soundings East, Spinning Jenny, Wallpaper, The Wild Bunch (Italy), Wings.
The Ballad of Louis Wagner and other New England Stories in Verse (Peter Randall Publisher, 2003);
Here Comes the Old Man Now (Oyster River Press, 2005); Jefferson's Dream (Hobblebush Books, 2009).
Legal Studies Forum (West Virginia University College of Law)
McArthur Library Poetry Anthology (McArthur Library, Biddeford, ME)
The Other Side of Sorrow (Poetry Society of New Hampshire)
Portsmouth Unabridged (Peter Randall Publisher)
The 2008 Poets' Guide to New Hampshire (Poetry Society of New Hampshire)
Dogs Singing (Salmon Poetry, Ireland)
Piscataqua Poems, A Seacoast Anthology (RiverRun Select)
Thief in the Night
Tenants in Common
Before You Go
The Ballad of Louis Wagner
Rock and Root (2013)
The Best of The Mixed Bag Show (WUNH)
Seacoast Guitar Society's Songwriters Series, Vol. II
Crossroads Music Awards CD Sampler
JazzMouth II, Wire Radio
On the Rock, Star Island Benefit CD
Awards: Virginia Prize from The Lyric for poem "Berry's Stone"; Finalist from CrossRoads Magazine for Rough Cuts CD;
Finalist from Comstock Review for poem "The Times"; Rosalie Boyle/Norma Farber Award from New England Poetry Club for
The Ballad of Louis Wagner, University of NH Media Services (Gary Sampson/Dorothy Ahlgren) 1984
Mondays at Skimmilk: 30 Years of Writers at Work, (Ken Brown Productions) 2007
Selection of Library/Non Profit Venues That Have Presented Programs by John
York County Community College, Wells, Maine; Exeter Public Library, Exeter, NH;
Smyth Public Library, Candia, NH; Hampstead Public Library, Hampstead, NH;
Haley Farm Gallery, Kittery, Maine; Kittery Point Art Assoc., Kittery Point, Maine;
Southern Maine Library District Showcase, Brunswick , Maine; Elderhostel, U. of New England, Biddeford, Maine;
MASA Showcase, Sebasco Estates, Maine; Maine Festival, Brunswick , Maine;
Rumford Public Library, Rumford , Maine; Rice Public Library, Kittery , Maine;
R.W. Traip Academy, Kittery , Maine; Kennebunk Public Library, Kennebunk , Maine;
York Middle School , York , Maine; Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth , NH;
Chautauqua, Keene , NH; Chautauqua, Portsmouth , NH; Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth , NH;
Dover Historical Society, Dover , NH; Amherst Town Library, Amherst , NH;
Ashland Historical Society, Ashland , NH; New Castle Public Library, New Castle , NH;
NH Poetry Society, Manchester, NH; Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program, Portsmouth, NH;
Greenfield Woman's Club, Greenfield, NH; Jaffrey Library, Jaffrey, NH; Keene Public Library, Keene NH;
Goodwin Library, Farmington, NH; NH Writer's Project, Manchester, NH; Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH; Weeks Library, Greenland, NH; Durham Public Library, Durham, NH; Moultonboro Public Library, Moultonboro, NH; Isles of Shoals Historical & Research Association, Manchester, New Hampshire; Dublin Public Library, Dublin, NH; The Howe Library, Hanover, New Hampshire; Gilman Library, Alton, New Hampshire; Old Berwick Historical Society, So. Berwick, ME; Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society, Lincoln, New Hampshire; Sandwich Public Library, Sandwich, MA; Winchester Historical Society/Sheridan House Museum, Winchester, NH; Elderhostel, Portsmouth, NH; Campton Historical Society, Campton, NH; JazzMouth, Portsmouth, NH; Effingham Public Libray, Effingham, NH; Mary E. Bartlett Libray, Brentwood, NH;
Barrington Public Library, Barrington, NH; Center of Optimum Learning, Raymond, NH; Great Bay eLearning Charter School, Greenland, NH; Leach Library, Londonderry, NH; Goffstown Public Library, Goffstown, NH; Elysium Arts Folk Club, Rollinsford, NH; Hollis Public Library, Hollis, NH; Merrimack Public Library, Merrimack, NH; Silsby Free Public Library, Charlestown, NH; Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, NH; Amoskeag Mills Questers, Manchester, NH; Lee Church Congregational; Andres Instutute, Brookline, NH; Brookline Public Library, Brookline, NH; Hillcrest Retirement Community,
Manchester, NH; NH Court Reporters Assoc., Mt. Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH; Newbury Public Library, Newbury, NH; Elkins Public Library, Canterbury, NH; Olive Pettis Memorial Library, Goshen, NH; Lee Church Congregational, Lee, NH; Exeter Town Hall Gallery, Exeter, NH; Marlow Historical Society, Marlow, NH; Frost Farm, Derry, NH; Windham Historical Society, Windham, NH; Elks Hall, Rochester, NH; Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA; Great Bay Community College, Newington, NH; Deerfield Coffeehouse, Deerfield NH; Somersworth NH Historical Museum; Writers in the Round, Isles of Shoals; Rochester NH Historical Society; Wolfboro NH Public Library; North Hampton NH Public Library; Wentworth Home, Dover, NH; Hamton NH United Methodist Church; UNE Gallery, Portland, ME; York Maine Art Assoc.; Moffatt-Ladd House, Portsmouth, NH; Concord NH Public Library; Wakefield, NH Historical Society; Chapin Senior Center, New London, NH; Turning Point, NE Social Studies Conference, 2013; New Castle Church, Parish Hall; West Studio Theatre, Portsmouth, NH.