J.M. Green's first notable creative work was The Pop Machine that Saved The Mall (1984). He wrote the book in the 7th grade; gave it its own "Book of the Year" award; and wrote its blurbs on behalf of The National Enquirer, Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. Despite his lack of integrity the book won Honorable Mention for Illustrations at the Elida Middle School Academic Fair (Elida, OH).
Synopsis (as written on cover): "Pete is really lonely but with the help of his friends Tommy and Irene they can help the police catch two wanted robbers."
Since the success of The Pop Machine that Saved The Mall, Green has been a newspaper carrier, lawn boy, grocery bag boy, tennis instructor, intern for Ohio's Office of Criminal Justice Services, trash collector, Marine Infantry Officer, CIA Analyst, high school English teacher, and university writing and literature instructor.
Publications and Prizes
Super Rich (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
Forklift, Ohio, Ginger Piglet, Milk Money, MO: Writings from the River, New Mirage Journal, Poemeleon, The New Verse News, The Oklahoma Review, The Whistling Fire, Trellis
Second place, Trellis Magazine sestina contest (2008); Semi-finalist, Black River chapbook competition (2007); First Prize, Poemeleon: A Journal Of Poetry mystery box contest (2007); Second place, Jean Chimsky Poetry Prize (2007); Winner of the William C. Boyce Award, which recognizes teaching excellence in the Department of English, University of Cincinnati (2007); First Prize, Writers’ Center at Chautauqua poetry contest (2006)
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Listing last updated: December 20, 2012
Travels for readings?
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Homeless people, Hospital patients, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans