About William Poe

William Poe's novel, Simon Says won the 2013 International Book Awards competition in the category Fiction: Gay & Lesbian. His novel, Simple Simon became a finalist in Clarion ForeWord Reviews's Book of the Year Award 2013 in Fiction Gay & Lesbian (Adult Fiction). Simple Simon received 5 of 5 stars in each category from the judge in the 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Poe is author of the acclaimed poetry collection Myths and Rhymes. His latest publication, Endings: Poetry and Prose, is a collection of poems and short stories. Poe earned a bachelor's in studio art from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and a master's degree in anthropology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

William Poe’s Books

Myths and Rhymes

The transition from cult member to drug addict occurred seamlessly. Something in my personality thrives on extremes. I ran from life as a church member, and pursued death as a drug addict. Finally, in rehab, I realized that I had better calm down, collect my thoughts, and follow the suggestion of the old Moody Blues… [Read More]

Simon Says

A gay man escapes the cult of Reverend Sun Myung Moon after ten years and becomes a successful movie distributor in Hollywood. But the deep self-loathing that brought him to the Reverend Moon’s congregation leads him down a dark path of drugs and broken relationships until one final, traumatic moment defines whether he will live… [Read More]

Simple Simon

Simple Simon, by William Poe, follows Simon Powell through a gritty, painful path and ultimately becomes a story of healing . . . At his counselor’s urging, Simon is earnestly trying to make sense of his life by writing down his story. Simon grew up in the 1960s in Arkansas, where he faced adversity because… [Read More]

Endings: Poetry and Prose

Resentment, lost love, remorse, and death all feed into award-winning writer William Poe’s new book Endings: Poetry and Prose. Poe, winner of the 2013 International Book Award in the category Fiction: Gay and Lesbian, returns with a new book dedicated to life’s more dire experiences. A sharp contrast from previous novels, which dealt with self-discovery… [Read More]

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