James Dissette

The 1971 Sophie Kerr Winner


James L. Dissette is a writer and book designer. He returned to Chestertown in 2009 to continue work as a founding partner and book designer for Chester River Press, publishers and printers of fine letterpress, limited edition books and offset printed trade books.

Since 1985 he has remained in the publishing and freelance writing business, has published three regional newspapers and one magazine, and continues to do graphic design for special projects. He still writes and publishes poetry and is working on a collection titled Passenger’s Pulse.


James Dissette Interview from May 2012