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CollectionsYour library (4)

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Tagsgay fiction (2), Reverend Moon (2), Addiction (1), Coming Out (1), Rehab (1), Unification Church (1), historical fiction (1), rehab (1), LGBT Fiction (1), Hollywood (1) — see all tags

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About meAward-winning writer, William Poe earned a bachelor's in art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a master's in anthropology from the University of Nebraska.

Simple Simon (ISBN:978-1477624999) is the winner in the 2016 IndieReader Discovery Awards LGBT Fiction category as well as a finalist in the Clarion ForeWord Reviews, 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's novel, Simon Says (ISBN:978-0615559575) is the winner of the 2013 International Book Awards in the category Fiction: Gay & Lesbian.

Poe is the author of the acclaimed poetry collection Myths and Rhymes (ISBN: 978-1479233915). His collection of poems and short stories, Endings: Poetry and Prose (ISBN: 978-1516836932) has received positive reviews.

About my librarySimon Says (ISBN 978-0615559575) is historical fiction about a young man who has left Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church. Lost in an unfamiliar world, Simon struggles to overcome addiction while attempting to carve out an identity for himself as a gay man.

The story continues in Simple Simon (ISBN 978-1477624999), which features Simon, his family, and friends, along with his lover Thad. Simple Simon tells the story of Simon's youth, the circumstances that lead to his joining the Unification Church, his meteoric rise to positions of leadership, and the beginnings of his decline into drug addiction after being married by Reverend Moon in a relationship doomed to failure. The story of Simon's life is presented in the context of a drug rehab program that Simon has entered with Thad's encouragement. As Simon confronts himself through the context of writing, his counselor helps him come to terms with his life.

Endings: Poetry and Prose (978-1477624999) Pulls at the emotions from the other side of the spectrum. An artist makes a fatal decision all for the sake of art. A forgotten woman no longer cages her rage. A gay man struggles to find his place in the world. These are just some of the many narrative elements, as Poe writes about art, death, relationships, being, and reflecting. He writes in response to his own feelings of despair and loneliness as he captures the feeling of what it’s like to be unfulfilled. The saddest times in life become prime material for this book of riveting short stories and poetry.


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Real nameWilliam Poe

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