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 http://www.detrickhughes.com/