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Sep 25, John Perrault & Friends
Location: United Methodist Church, 60 Dow Highway, Eliot ME
Presented by Ahlgren, Perrault & Turner, PA

Outgoing Portsmouth Poet Laureate, John Perrault, described as "New Hampshire's premier balladeer," performed several pieces from his critically acclaimed book, The Ballad of Louis Wagner and Other New England Stories in Verse, poems from his just released collection, Here Comes the Old Man Now, and selected songs from his various recordings.

Special guest harmonica wizard, Mike Rogers, joined in on songs from John's award-winning CD "Rough Cuts."

Rebecca Rule, reviewer for the Concord Monitor said about Perrault's work, "This is essential New Hampshire: our history, people, geography, and culture&.A classic."

Betsy Scholl's review of Here Comes the Old Man Now said, "Jhn Perrault has an eye for the way daily life can become suddenly luminous, and an ear--an unerring ear--for vivid and precise language, for the nuances that shift such language into song. He is equally adept at free and formal verse, converting his rich insights into delicate lyrics of desire, regret and awe. Whether he's talking about family or his New England coastal landscape, matters of physical health or travels to distant lands, we can trust that this poet is willing to 'tread in the dark between waves, waiting for whatever it is' that will 'open to us underneath our lives and speak.'"

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 News and Links

To learn nore, the following books are available, click here to order:

Heroes & Friends: Behind the Scenes of the Treaty of Portsmouth by Michiko Nakanishi

There Are No Victors Here: A Local Perspective on the Treaty of Portsmouth by Peter E. Randall

Also available, click here for ordering:


An Uncommon Commitment to Peace Exhibit Catalogue published by the Japan-America Society of NH

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: The Service of Thanksgiving for the Portsmouth Treaty, September 5, 1905 by Marina Grot Turkevich Naumann

Original 1905 newsreel footage on DVD

Treaty of Portsmouth 1905-2005 book of reproduction historical postcards.

The Portsmouth Peace Process: Guide for Teachers by Northeast Cultural Coop

Portsmouth Peace Treaty Trail

For hours, directions, details on the Portsmouth Historical Society museum where the Portsmouth Peace Treaty exhibit is displayed, click here.

For hours, directions, details on Strawbery Banke Museum and the Shapiro House, owned by one of the founders of Temple Israel who figured in the Treaty citizen diplomacy, click here.

For information about Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Building 86 where the formal negotiations were held. click here.

For more information about Wentworth By the Sea Hotel, where both delegations stayed, click here.

For more information about Green Acre Bahai School and Sarah Farmer's commitment to the peace process, click here.

The Portsmouth Public Library maintains an micorfilm archive of local newspapers and an index of the relevant Treaty reporting and other related materials. The archive of original newspapers, photographs and other documents is maintained by the Portsmouth Athenaeum.



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