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John Perrault is the author of Jefferson’s Dream, Here Comes the Old Man Now, The Ballad of Louis Wagner, Season of Shagginess, and nine albums of original ballads and songs. He was co-recipient of the Rosalie Boyle/Norma Farber Award from New England Poetry Club in 2008 and nominated for a Pushcart in 2016 by Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. His work has appeared in Comstock Review, Commonweal, Orbis (UK), Poet Lore, Blue Unicorn and elsewhere. John served as Portsmouth, poet laureate 2003-2005.
Mimi White is the author of five poetry books including the chapbook, The Singed Horizon, which won the Philbrick Poetry Award selected by Robert Creeley. The Last Island was the recipient of The Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Poetry. She recently invented the "nonagon", a nine line poetry form that directly mines happiness, Mimi's rebuttal to the difficult Covid years. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, FIELD, The Seattle Review, and elsewhere. Mimi served as Portsmouth Poet Laureate 2005-2007.
Mark DeCarteret has appeared next to Charles Bukowski in a lo-fi fold out, Pope John Paul II in a high-test collection of Catholic poetry, Billy Collins in an Italian fashion coffee table book, and Mary Oliver in a 3785 page pirated lit-trap. He has had recent work published in Constellations, Otoliths, Moss Trill, The Writing Disorder, and The American Poetry Review. Mark served as Portsmouth Poet Laureate 2009-2011.
Mike Rogers is a virtuoso harmonica player, harp teacher, studio musician, and founding member of the folk group Salt River. Mike has shared the stage with numerous musical giants, including Tom Rush, Emmy Lou Harris, the Eagles, Jonathan Edwards, and John Hammond. His first poetry collection, You Should’ve Seen Just What I Heard, was recently published.Barbara London is a musician, composer, artist, writer, and educator. Her long career in the arts includes leading her own jazz groups (on flute, piano, vocals), exhibiting her watercolor paintings, composing, recording, and teaching at Berklee College of Music where she became first female chair in 1994. Barbara is the recipient of three NEA jazz performance grants.