John Perrault is the author of Jefferson's Dream: The Ballad of the Declaration of Independence (Hobblebush Books, 2009), The Ballad of Louis Wagner and other New England Stories in Verse (Peter Randall Publisher) and a poetry collection, Here Comes the Old Man Now (Oyster River Press). His poetry has appeared in The Café Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Commonweal, Poet Lore and elsewhere. He is a touring artist with the NH State Council on the Arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts and is an Independent Scholar with the NH Humanities Council. John was Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2003–2005.
To learn more about John Perrault and about his workshops and programs for schools, libraries, historical societies and museums, visit www.johnperrault.com.
Hobblebush Books by
The lives of eight great Americans explored in story and song. "Perrault has a great passion for history and a wonderful insight into the American experience." —Bill Staines
Videos and Media
"Thoreau on Thoreau" by John Perrault
John Perrault guitar and vocal; Mike Rogers, harmonica; Dan MacLellan, bass; recorded at Landrock Studios, Rollinsford, NH; audio and video production, Jeff Landrock; words and music, John Perrault, (Rock Weed Music, ASCAP); song first published in book/CD Jefferson's Dream (Hobblebush Books, 2009)
"Abe Lincoln Walks at Midnight and He's Restless" by John Perrault
John Perrault, vocal and guitar; Ellie May Shufro, violin; recorded at Landrock Studios, Rollinsford, NH; audio and video production, Jeff Landrock; words and music, John Perrault, (Rock Weed Music, ASCAP); song first published in book/CD Jefferson's Dream (Hobblebush Books, 2009)
Araminta Was Her Name: "The Ballad of Harriet Tubman" by John Perrault
Guitar and vocal, John Perrault; Back-up vocal, Susie Burke; Mandolin, David Surette; Harmonica, Mike Rogers; Bass, Dan MacLellan; Video/Audio, Jeff Landrock