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Poetry: MrJeffDess & Port Veritas events

Mr. Jeff Dess at CMCC in 2013

Mr. Jeff Dess - Twitter Profile Photo.

MrJeffDess, writer, poet and professor, lecture and workshop

The International Club hosted MrJeffDess, a writer, professor, public speaker and emcee of Haitian descent. MrJeffDess gave a lecture titled "Notes of an Immigrant's Son," and hosting a workshop on "The Deconstruction of Diversity."   

Photo citation: 
Dess, J. (n.d.). Mr. Jeff Dess [Photograph] Twitter.

More about the Artist:

Born and raised in Jamaica Queens, MrJeffDess stayed in New York City and hit the poetic and leadership scene full force in 2001 at St. John’s University. Along with receiving a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature his career at St. John’s would mark the beginning of a journey towards a variety of literary genres and leadership types.

MrJeffDess is the author of three books of poetry. His latest We Can See Your Privates (grew bab books, 2011) investigates the separation between the public and private lives of the community through the poetic form of the haiku. He has performed, spoken and presented across the nation at various institutions and universities. With over ten years of performing and student affairs experience under his belt MrJeffDess continues to strive towards helping students reach their highest potential. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of Campus Life at New Jersey City University and don’t forget he will always keep it funky.

2013 event.

port veritas logoPoetry Slam at CMCC, Spring 2013

CMCC has been extremely fortunate these past few years to have Port Veritas in Portland graciously organize poetry slams and teach workshops on campus.   The past few years this campus has been graced with the talented Nathan, Shawn, Wil, Gil, Nancy and Jazz (to name just a few) from Port Veritas.  This year's show will include a demonstration of poetry slamming, followed by an open slam, in which all are invited to participate. This event is open to the public, especially those who are new to slamming.

Funding for last year's Port Veritas slam has been made possible by Student Senate, Trio, and the Library.

Nathan Amadon at CMCC's 2nd Poetry Slam, hosted by Port Veritas

Nate Amadon performing "Dear Pope"

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