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Check out several recent publications and events below.
WVXU’s “Around Cincinnati”

Here’s an audio interview I did with Cincinnati’s WVXU on my many projects in 2015-2016 as Writer-in-Residence for the Cincinnati Public Library.

A National Book Award winner & Pulitzer Prize Finalist

I conducted this interview with award-winning novelist and short-story writer, Bob Shacochis, for INTERVIEW Magazine, upon the publication of his most recent novel, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul.

Thought Catalog


Here’s an interview I did with author, scholar, and blogger, William Lambers, about my first YA/adult novel, Shine out of Bedlam and the series Shine in Bedlam.

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Art for a Better World

The illustrious AEQAI magazine published a set of poems of mine accompanied by visual art by artist Leigh Waltz. Scroll down to read my four poems.

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CityBeat Cover Story: “Their ‘A’ Game”

Here is a longform, newspaper Cover Feature story, “Their ‘A’ Game,” about a couple of former, local, high school basketball stars and the community they changed. The Cover story appeared in Cincinnati CityBeat. Photos for the print version were by Jon Hughes.

Jeffrey Hillard reading his work at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachussetts. Drawing by Doug Unger
For a Better World 2020

For a Better World, an annual anthology of poetry and drawings by Greater Cincinnati artists and poets, is one of the most phenomenal publications in the entire country. In this edition, I have two poems (you’ll have to scroll) on pages 63, 65, 66, along with brilliant artwork by John Hankiewicz.

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MSJU Writer’s Block Blog

I’m very proud of my advanced writing students in the School or Arts and Humanities and Liberal Arts Dept. at Mount St. Joseph University who put together this fabulous Blog and are working to populate it with insight, news, and reflections and even some reviews.