"MrJeffDess" Shares Poems and Stories at CMCC
April 22, 2013
Nationally-known poet, author, teacher, and public speaker MrJeffDess (aka Jeffrey Dessources) spoke at Central Maine Community College recently. His lecture titled “Notes of an Immigrant’s Son” focused on his life growing up Haitian in Queens, NY. Following the lecture, his workshop entitled “The Deconstruction of Diversity” engaged the audience in interactive exercises meant to help them discover who they are as individuals. Finally, MrJeffDess shared two lively poems in a “Poetry Slam” hosted by Port Veritas, a team of poets based in Portland. These events were held at the college in recognition of National Poetry Month. MrJeffDess (left) is pictured here with CMCC student Dustin Strout of Lewiston.