Poet John Perrault reads at Gilford Library

GILFORD — In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, the Gilford Public Library will host former Portsmouth Poet Laureate John Perrault for a special presentation on Thursday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. With guitar in hand, John will sing and tell the romantic story of song and poetry, and how the relationship has evolved and changed over the years.

From Wordsworth and Emily Dickenson to Robert Frost and Langston Hughes, the partnership of song and poetry has a long legacy that continues into modern music and poetry today. A poet and balladeer, John Perrault is the author of several books and musical recordings. His passion for combining poetry and song is prevalent in his works and he has been published in The Christian Science Monitor, Commonweal, and Poet Lore.

This program is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Gilford Public Library in conjunction with the New Hampshire Humanities Council.