Detrick Hughes

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Detrick Oliver Hughes
picture, c. 2010
Born (1966-12-13)December 13, 1966
Beaumont, Texas,
United States
Occupation Poet, author
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black / African-American
Alma mater University of Houston
Ashland University

Detrick Oliver Hughes, best known as Detrick Hughes (born 1966), is an American poet, and spoken-word artist. Hughes is known for urban commentary and life expressions offered via the genre of poetry. His latest book, Goats Do Roman Villages, was published April 12, 2016 by Nebo Media Group.



Hughes was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, which is close to the Louisiana border. In high school, he played football and was active in student government. He graduated from French High School in 1985 where his football team captured a share of the 5A state championship with Odessa's Permian High School in 1984.

Upon graduating from French, Hughes entered the University of Houston in Houston, Texas where he received a degree in Finance. While at the University of Houston, he joined the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He would later receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ashland University[1] in Ashland, Ohio.


  • Goats Do Roman Villages,[2] Nebo Media Group, 2016 (Paperback)
  • Sugar-Tooth Confession,[3] Nebo Media Group, 2012 (Paperback)
  • I Am Poet, Storybookx, 2009 (Paperback)
  • Chocolate Covered Raisins, Storybookx, 1995 (Paperback)
  • Paper Walls, Storybookx, 1994 (Chapbook)

Audio Recordings[edit]

  • Cottonwood Park, 2005, (Compact Disc)
  • The Sound of One Voice Marching, 1999, (Compact Disc)


  1. ^ "Ashland University notes Book". 11 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Published works". 29 April 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Nebo published Sugar-Tooth Confession". 11 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 

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