J.M. Green


McDonald Library, 108 Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH 45207

Author's Bio

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 achieving his dream of becoming a "career explorer." His resume includes newspaper carrier, lawn boy, grocery bag boy, tennis instructor, intern for Ohio's Office of Criminal Justice Services, trash collector, Marine Infantry Officer, freelance videographer, radio news reporter, CIA Analyst, high school English teacher, university composition and writing adjunct instructor, library services assistant, reference librarian, collection development librarian, and currently an academic librarian (User Experience/Assessment Librarian) at Xavier University.

Publications & Prizes

The Way the Light Slants (Silly Tree Anthology, 2014)
The Novice Angler (Finishing Line Press, 2017)
Super Rich (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
Anti-Heroin Chic
Cake Poetry
Festival Writer
Forklift, Ohio
Ginger Piglet
Milk Money
MO: Writings from the River
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Parks and Points
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Pudding Magazine
The Oklahoma Review
The Whistling Fire
Prizes won: 

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)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Baltic American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Disability, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Born in: 
Muncie, IN
Raised in: 
Lima, OH
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Last update: Dec 30, 2020