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Thursday, September 27, 2012


Detrick Hughes Named VP of Nebo Media Group/Nebo Publishing

Media Contact:                       Cyrus Webb, Director of Publicity
                                                      Nebo Media Group/Nebo Publishing

Nebo Media Group is excited to announce that esteemed poet Detrick Hughes has been named VP of the company.

"Detrick has become a trusted friend and advisor as we have navigated the team to this new venture of publishing poetry," says Charles Clark, President of Nebo Media Group and Nebo Publishing. "I'm glad to have him as part of the team. His wealth of knowledge and expertise is invaluable."

A wordsmith by nature, Hughes was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. 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 in Ashland, Ohio.

Having published several books of poetry previously, Hughes will be releasing his new collection of poetry "Sugar-Tooth Confession" (published by Nebo Publishing) in November 2012.

Among his duties as VP of Nebo Media Group, Detrick will be responsible for finding new talent and the creation of the poetry section for Nebo's new book blog "Lyric & Verse."

Find out more information about Detrick Hughes at To stay in contact with Nebo Publishing visit You can pre-order Hughes' upcoming release at

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About Cyrus Webb

Cyrus Webb, is the President of Conversations Media Group (home of Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine and Conversations Book Club) and Shadow Play Entertainment. Since 1999 he has used his love of the arts and books to create a brand that has not only showcased his own work but that of others around the United States. To date he has hosted hundreds of art shows and poetry readings around the South, garnering thousands of attendees and a devoted following.

In 2003 he began host and producing the radio show Conversations LIVE ( on WMPR 90.1 FM in Jackson, MS. Today it is heard not only in the South but online through and In 2012 over 1.1 million listeners tuned in to the program which features authors, recording artists, community leaders and ordinary individuals during extraordinary things.

Because of the hundreds of interviews he conducts each year Webb began Conversations Magazine ( in April 2006 as another platform to showcase some of the stories he was sharing over the air. Since then the print magazine has grown to include over 5k yearly subscribers the United States, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Greece and Canada.

The last member of the Conversations family was the book club ( which began in November 2006. Featuring both in-person and online meetings, it has grown into one of the largest co-ed reading groups in the United States, hosting over 100 author events and gaining national attention from outlets such as the Chicago Tribune.

Webb is currently working on a revamped edition of his television show Conversations with Cyrus Webb, with plans to begin in the Summer of 2013.

He can be reached at or 601.896.5616 or through his webpage