Jeffrey Guillaume (aka Mr. Emotional The Poet) is a native of Newark, New Jersey, and currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina. Guillaume discovered his love for the performing arts at Benedict College, where he received a Bachelor of Science in public health. Since his graduation, Guillaume has quickly become one of South Carolina’s most celebrated poets, winning poetry slams and performing all over the nation. With the love he has for young people, poetry is his unique way of giving back and connecting with youth by showing them alternative methods of self-expression. In 2013, Guillaume discovered a literacy program entitled, Write Yourself Free.